Employment & Discrimination. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 27, 2017

Age discrimination in the workplace happening to people as young as 45, study saysAge discrimination at work now happening to people as young as 45Promotion Discrimination Cases, Arbitration, and Supreme Court11 former employees sue Fox over alleged racial discriminationFox News hit with more racial discrimination suitsForever 21 accused of employment discrimination with alleged English-only policyPalantir settles discrimination case with eight job offers and $1.6 million in cashBetter 4 You Breakfast Settles EEOC Lawsuit for Retaliatory DiscriminationSeventh Circuit Hands Down Landmark Ruling On Sexual Orientation DiscriminationThe Kafkaesque Nightmare of Fighting Employment BiasBeyond Joint Employment: Do Companies Aid and Abet Discrimination by Conducting Background Checks on ...Employment discrimination law nearing finish lineAmerican Dental Association to pay $1.95 million in discrimination caseReport: Employees with cancer face discrimination despite ADA revisionsTexas Roadhouse to Pay $12M to Settle Age Discrimination Suit Filed in Massachusetts

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Missouri discrimination bill passes committee unchanged
The Daily ProgressApril 10, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A controversial bill that would make it harder for people to sue for workplace discrimination passed a House committee Monday after lawmakers unsuccessfully attempted to tack on five amendments. The bill, sponsored by ...more »

Industrial court rules on workplace discrimination due to HIV/AIDS status
Lexology (registration)April 12, 2017

In Emmanuel Ejiogu Onuhikemi v Smridu Nigeria Limited,(1) the National Industrial Court considered whether the cessation of an employment contract after the employee had tested positive for HIV/AIDS could be regarded as workplace discrimination.more »

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Age discrimination in the workplace happening to people as young as 45, study says
Phys.OrgApril 27, 2017

Our findings align with previous research from the Australian Human Rights Commission where 27% of Australians aged 50 years and over had recent experience of age-based discrimination in the workplace. In this survey the most common forms were ...more »

Age discrimination at work now happening to people as young as 45
The Sydney Morning HeraldApril 27, 2017

Our findings align with previous research from the Australian Human Rights Commission where 27 per cent of Australians aged 50 years and over had recent experience of age-based discrimination in the workplace. In this survey the most common forms ...more »

Promotion Discrimination Cases, Arbitration, and Supreme Court
The National Law ReviewApril 26, 2017

The Supreme Court occasionally rules on issues related to arbitration agreements and class action requirements and these decisions have a major impact on the size, scope, and prospects of future promotion discrimination and other employment ...more »

11 former employees sue Fox over alleged racial discrimination
WABC-TVApril 26, 2017

An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment." The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current ...more »

Fox News hit with more racial discrimination suits
USA TODAYApril 26, 2017

Fox News Network is being sued by a dozen black employees, some current and some former, who are charging the company with allowing years of racial discrimination and creating an abusive work environment. And a thirteenth employee has filed a ...more »

Forever 21 accused of employment discrimination with alleged English-only policy
Northern California RecordApril 26, 2017

Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a complaint on March 29 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against Forever 21 Retail Inc. and Does 1 to 10 alleging employment discrimination. The suit also lists Francisco Leon, Ignacio Martinez ...more »

Palantir settles discrimination case with eight job offers and $1.6 million in cash
The VergeApril 25, 2017

Today, Palantir settled a lawsuit brought by the Department of Labor last year alleging a pattern of discrimination against Asian-American job candidates. In response to the allegations, Palantir will pay $1,659,434 in back wages and other monetary relief.more »

Better 4 You Breakfast Settles EEOC Lawsuit for Retaliatory Discrimination
JD Supra (press release)April 25, 2017

PHOENIX - A Commerce, Calif.-based company that provides prepared meals to schools has agreed to settle the claims against it in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced yesterday.more »

Seventh Circuit Hands Down Landmark Ruling On Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 25, 2017

Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Title VII does not, however, expressly prohibit sexual orientation discrimination. Although the Equal Employment ...more »

The Kafkaesque Nightmare of Fighting Employment Bias
Advocate.comApril 25, 2017

Regardless of where you are, if you live in the United States of America you should be protected from workplace discrimination based on your sexual orientation, not just your gender. In my most recent sexual orientation discrimination case for a client ...more »

Beyond Joint Employment: Do Companies Aid and Abet Discrimination by Conducting Background Checks on ...
The National Law ReviewApril 24, 2017

Sirva, Inc., to answer three questions that had been certified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: (1) does the NYSHRL's prohibition of employment discrimination based on workers' criminal records limit liability to an aggrieved party ...more »

Employment discrimination law nearing finish line
Daily Journal OnlineApril 22, 2017

Nor is it about permitting discrimination or making it easier for businesses to mistreat their employees. I firmly believe employers who discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex or another protected class should be held accountable for their ...more »

American Dental Association to pay $1.95 million in discrimination case
Chicago TribuneApril 21, 2017

The Chicago-based American Dental Association agreed to pay $1.95 million to resolve a federal investigation that found two employees were discharged for complaining about potential discrimination. The discharged employees were the American Dental ...more »

Report: Employees with cancer face discrimination despite ADA revisions
HR DiveApril 21, 2017

A new study found that employees with cancer face discrimination despite amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reports the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). The ADA was amended in 2009 to cover workers whose cancer is in ...more »

Texas Roadhouse to Pay $12M to Settle Age Discrimination Suit Filed in Massachusetts
Insurance JournalApril 21, 2017

1:11-cv-11732-DJC, filed in September 2011 in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleged that Texas Roadhouse violated federal law by engaging in a nationwide pattern or practice of age discrimination in hiring hourly front-of-the ...more »

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