A fired art professor looking to revive her age bias suit against Liberty University urged the Fourth Circuit on Thursday not to become the first federal appeals court to rule that instructors of nonreligious courses at religious schools can qualify as ministers.
The Second Circuit recently asked New York state's highest court to decide whether an out-of-state resident who was denied a Manhattan job can bring discrimination claims under Empire State and New York City law, a question that has bedeviled lower courts for years.
The Sixth Circuit said a Michigan federal court was wrong to dismiss a suit claiming a law firm illegally fired an attorney for requesting unpaid leave because of her son's medical condition at the beginning of the pandemic, ruling Wednesday that her request itself is protected by federal law.
A Sixth Circuit panel on Thursday questioned why a lawsuit alleging that J.M. Smucker Co. violated the constitutional rights of workers who were denied religious exemptions from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate targeted just the company and not the Biden administration, given that the employees likened the company officials to "state actors."
A South Florida video producer urged the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday to revive her suit against her former employer BrandStar Studios Inc., arguing the lower court should have let a jury hear her claims that BrandStar violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act when it fired her while she was caring for her sick father.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday accused the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs of offering a female job applicant a lower salary than what men were paid for the same position, asserting it violated federal civil rights law.
GlaxoSmithKline LLC discriminated against older employees by systematically firing seven medicinal chemistry workers over the age of 50 while keeping "substantially" younger employees, according to a new lawsuit.
A Chicago teacher can continue litigating her discrimination claims against her former union, the city's Board of Education and a school administrator, an Illinois federal judge ruled, dismissing the union's bid to toss her amended suit.
A Second Circuit panel on Thursday dissected the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's argument that a single example of a higher-paid worker of the opposite sex is enough for a viable Equal Pay Act claim, appearing open to the position but parsing whether it should apply across the board.
A recent Fourth Circuit decision shows how battles over what constitutes substantially similar or substantially equal work and over the validity of pay history as a justification for pay differences will dominate the courts in years to come, attorneys say.
Three female AstraZeneca sales representatives didn't deliver enough facts to support their claims that the company paid them less than men, an Illinois federal judge ruled in dismissing their suit.
A former London Fischer LLP attorney has settled an Americans with Disabilities Act suit brought in New York federal court after alleging the firm fired him upon learning he had been diagnosed with an incurable cancer.
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP announced Thursday that it has chosen one of its longtime partners to become chair of its labor and employment practice group.
A Fourth Circuit panel Thursday appeared inclined to uphold a win for UPS in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by a driver, indicating that it bought the delivery giant's arguments that the driver's request for a smaller truck wasn't a reasonable accommodation.
Seven former Walmart managers in Georgia and Florida accused the company of denying them overtime pay in a federal lawsuit, which also includes claims that a woman was discriminated against because of her sex and that the company fired a manager after he took medical leave.
Fox News was hit in New York state court Wednesday with another sexual harassment lawsuit from an ex-employee, this time from a onetime booking director who accused the company of inaction when the late executive Roger Ailes repeatedly sexually assaulted and filmed her so he could threaten blackmail.
A Fourth Circuit panel on Wednesday seemed skeptical of a North Carolina state health plan's efforts to reverse an order blocking it from refusing to cover treatments related to gender dysphoria and gender transition, appearing inclined to back the decision finding that the exclusion was discriminatory.
An attorney representing a Florida nurse who complained of a supervisor saying to her face that "Blacks are lazy" told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday the remark was discriminatory and that she was allegedly wrongly fired, despite a lower court ruling that found in favor of her former employer.
A Texas school district can fire a teacher over social media posts directed at former President Donald J. Trump that targeted students over their immigration status and ethnicity, a Lone Star State appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The Eighth Circuit ruled Wednesday that a trial court erred by tossing a 55-year-old worker's suit accusing an energy company of unlawfully letting her go after it acquired the company she worked for, saying the question of whether a reduction in force occurred had to be answered.
U.S. House Committee on Education and Workforce Chair Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, on Wednesday appointed 22 Republicans to the committee.
Two fired workers told a New York federal court they had reached an agreement with Bristol Myers Squibb to drop out of a proposed class action accusing the drugmaker of violating federal law by denying religious exemptions to its COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
Employment and labor law firm Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP has named a longtime equity partner to lead its Macon, Georgia, office as managing partner.
Miller & Martin PLLC promoted a corporate litigation attorney and a labor and employment attorney to the membership, the Tennessee-based firm announced.
Harry D. Jones is preparing to lead Polsinelli PC's international labor and employment group with a philosophy that helping companies navigate work-related issues around the globe means connecting them to specialist attorneys with a nuanced understanding of how the law, business and culture intersect in different nations.
A Black staff member for the New Jersey State Bar Association who alleged she was passed over for a salary hike and promotion in favor of a less qualified white candidate has agreed to end her claims, according to a joint stipulation of dismissal filed in New Jersey state court.
Bressler Amery & Ross PC has added a labor and employment litigation partner in Birmingham, as well as seven other attorneys in Alabama, New Jersey and Florida and a new managing director of operations.
The Third Circuit refused to reinstate a former energy company worker's retaliation lawsuit against his employer, saying too much time elapsed between his allegation that a co-worker had inappropriately touched him and his firing to suggest a connection.
In light of developing regulatory activity aimed at governing the use of artificial intelligence, companies should implement best practices that focus on the fundamental principles that are driving regulators' actions, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.
In light of the recently enacted Protecting American Intellectual Property Act, attorneys at Troutman Pepper chat with Tangibly CEO Tim Londergan about trade secret protection as it relates to the show “Severance,” which involves employees whose minds are surgically divided between their home and work lives.
Attorneys at Jenner & Block examine the most significant decisions issued by the Seventh Circuit in 2022, and explain how they may affect issues related to antitrust, the False Claims Act, federal jurisdiction and more.
As remote recruiting comes under more legal scrutiny at the state and local level, U.S. employers should mitigate risk by practicing pay transparency, developing compliant background check processes, training managers on proper data storage, and more, say Jessica Shpall Rosen and Kevin Doherty at Greenwald Doherty.
Significant Fair Credit Reporting Act activity in 2022 — from Article III standing decisions to regulatory guidance for consumer reporting agencies and furnishers — will provide crucial direction to industry, courts and litigants in 2023, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.
Amy Epstein Gluck at FisherBroyles discusses how the recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness and PUMP Acts build on protections for pregnant and nursing workers that are not provided by existing anti-discrimination laws, and explains next steps for employer compliance.
With the look-back window for New York's Adult Survivors Act now open, survivors of past sexual abuse have a new opportunity to file civil claims — so organizations that could face litigation should take specific steps to ensure best practices both before and after lawsuits arise, say Michael Appelbaum and Christina Holdsworth at Goldberg Segalla.
A recent wave of state pay transparency laws has confused many employers about how to recruit across state lines, so companies may consider overhauling recruiting practices, standardizing job postings and including hourly wage or salary ranges for all positions, say Sara Higgins and Michael Ryan at Foley & Lardner.
With many of the California employment laws passed last year already in effect, now is the time for companies to update their handbooks and policies regarding off-work cannabis use, reproductive health protections, pay data reporting and more, say Lisa Reimbold and Monique Eginli at Clark Hill.
Attorneys at Dechert dissect several significant Americans with Disabilities Act decisions handed down by U.S. circuit courts in 2022 to clarify when employers are obliged to provide reasonable accommodations and offer tips for staying compliant with recent interpretations of the ADA.
Attorneys at Dechert review lessons from the biggest Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act opinions of 2022 to help employers develop clear employee call-in policies, determine remote worker FMLA eligibility and tackle fraudulent use of leave while staying compliant with these complicated statutes.
The recently enacted Speak Out Act prohibits predispute employment contracts from including nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses related to sexual harassment and assault, so employers may want to check their agreements for overly broad language, as well as compliance with more-expansive state laws, says Joe Hatley at Spencer Fane.
A recent wave of pivotal judicial, legislative and executive actions has placed an even greater responsibility on employers to reevaluate existing protocols, examine fundamental aspects of culture and employee relations, and update policies and guidelines to ensure continued compliance with the law, say Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Bria Stephens at Lawrence & Bundy.