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Category: Retaliation

Federal Bill Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Passes in the House

On Friday, May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, public accommodations, housing and more.  Called the “Equality Act …

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Title VII Discrimination Claims Can Go Straight to Federal Court Rules Supreme Court

On Monday, June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act even if they are not first brought to the U.S. Equal …

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NYC Employers Take Notice: NYC Consumer Affairs Changes Name as it Launches a Worker Rights Campaign

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has changed its name to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).  Simultaneously, the DCWP launched the “We Fight for Every Worker in NYC” campaign to encourage NYC …

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Is A Rumor A Woman Slept Her Way to the Top Sex Discrimination?

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled spreading rumors that a woman slept her way to the top is sex discrimination.  The Fourth Circuit includes federal courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, …

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The Statement “Your People Eat Dogs” is Enough for Racial Bias Suit, says Washington District Court Judge

On April 16, a federal judge in Washington State rejected Royal Canin USA, LLC’s (“Royal Canin”) request for summary judgement in a suit filed by an ex Chinese-American employee claiming he was subjected to racial …

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Applebee’s Stays in the EEOC’s Crosshairs: This Time in New York State for $100,000.

As we previously wrote, an Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill franchisee recently reached a five figure settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal watch dog responsible for enforcing federal anti-discrimination employment laws, …

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ADEA Claims Supposedly Just Got Harder for Some Job Applicants: But Have They Really Lost All Avenues for Litigation?

In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), does not protect disparate impact claims for job applicants.  The ADEA generally provides protections from age discrimination …

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Social Security Administration “No-Match” Letters are Back! Have You Gotten One?

The Social Security Administration (“SSA” or the “Agency”) has officially resumed issuing Employer Correction Requests, commonly known as social security number “no-match” letters. These letters, which alert employers of mismatches between submitted W-2 form information …

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