Age Related Comments Evidence of Age Discrimination

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a decision-makers age related comments could be evidence of age discrimination: “Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to Thomas, we also conclude that the age-related comments that Hagen made in the workplace were sufficiently related to Thomas and to the decisional process to constitute […]

Pregnancy Discrimination

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employee doesn’t have to prove that her employer knew about a pregnancy to show pregnancy discrimination.  She only has to prove that the employer held an employee’s potential childbearing against her. (Yousuf v. Fairview Health Services, No. 14-3687, 8th Cir., 2015). Capacity, not actual pregnancy, […]

NYTimes Article: U.S. Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

By NOAM SCHEIBER, JULY 17, 2015, NY Times The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The commission’s ruling, issued this week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of […]

Wal-Mart sued for failing to provide health insurance to same-sex partners

By Eric Larson, Bloomberg News, June 14, 2015 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused of discriminating against gay employees in a lawsuit that pits the biggest U.S. retailer against rights activists just weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide. In a proposed class-action complaint, Wal-Mart employee Jacqueline Cote says the company failed to provide health insurance […]

$1.5 Million Sexual Harassment Verdict Affirmed by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

This post is from The National Trial Lawyers. Posted May 19, 2015 by Starkeisha Tucker: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $1.5 million verdict against a high-tech company for a manager’s sexual harassment and retaliation against three female employees. The defendant, New Breed Logistics, now known as XPO Logistics-Supply Chain, is based in High […]

Telecommuting As A Reasonable Accommodation

In 2008 Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) to strengthen the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Congress intended to make it easier for individuals with disabilities seeking protection. By meeting the legal definition, employees and applicants are entitled to reasonable accommodation if necessary unless it causes an undue hardship or burden on […]

EEOC settlement of disability discrimination lawsuit

EEOC Press Release, December 2, 2014 Employee’s Firing Was Because of Disabilities, Federal Agency Charged ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates, LLC, d/b/a Paloma Blanca Health and Rehabilitation, which owns and operates a health and rehabilitation center in Albuquerque, has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment […]