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Legal Issues

Legal Roundup: Must you act American?

December Legal Roundup: Must You Act ‘American’?

Did a court allow an immigrant employee's discrimination case? What was the legal answer when faced with a real-life case of the "living dead"?

Poor job performance reviews negate a discrimination lawsuit over a promotion.

November Legal Roundup: Poor Performance Overrides Edge in Experience

Older white man’s uneven work history precluded a discrimination case after he was passed over for someone 30 years younger.

Update on sexual harrassment and other legal cases about discrimination in the courts.

October Legal Roundup: ‘You’re Not That Pretty’

What are the legal ramifications when a female employee is told she is not attractive by a male supervisor?

Abercrombie & Fitch is again found to have violated anti-discrimination laws.

Abercrombie Discriminated Against Female Muslim Employee, Says Judge

Federal court ruling sets up liability trial and possibility for big damages … again.

A legal roundup of discrimination cases going through the courts.

September Legal Roundup: Is Employer Liable for ‘Creepy’ Coworker?

What did the courts say after a town ignored an employee's harassment complaints against a coworker until the victim had already quit her job?

August Legal Roundup: How Did Employer Discover Medical-Leave Fraud?

An employee was investigated after appearing in a newspaper article in which she suggested taking time off work to write a book.

Zimmerman Trial: Nation in Another Awkward Dance With Racial Issues

For three weeks, people have been closely watching every move in the Zimmerman trial, with everyone seemingly more uncomfortable with the discussion of race than with a tragic death.

Woman pulls fast one on employers in discrimination lawsuit

July Legal Roundup: Employee Pulls a Fast One to Preserve Discrimination Lawsuit

Does company have to honor secretly modified agreement?

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: Why It’s NOT About American Indian Rights

The Supreme Court ruling this week angered supporters of the Indian Child Welfare Act, but should it have?

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

Two separate opinions open door for California couples to marry and all legal same-gender marriages to be recognized by the federal government.

Supreme Court Strikes Part of Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court issues split ruling; Congress left to rewrite one section of the law.

Supreme Court Redefines Workplace Discrimination

Pair of rulings narrow definitions, set stricter rules for discrimination lawsuits.

June Legal Roundup: Another Misstep for Abercrombie

What did the company do now? Refuse to hire a job applicant because she wore a hijab.

Why Was Employee Not Given Raise Along With Promotion?

Why Was Employee Not Given Raise Along With Promotion?

According to his supervisor: “For a young Black man … I’m already paying you a lot of money.”

Diversity Legal Cases: Gender Discrimination

Poor Workforce Diversity Practices Result in Gender Discrimination

A food distributor settles for $200,000 after a federal agency concludes that it discriminated against women.

‘I Didn’t Get the Job Because I’m Black’

Diversity and inclusion lacking? How can a company know if the corporate culture has given discrimination claims more of a chance legally?

Diversity News: Budget Cuts at EEOC

Would Budget Cuts at EEOC Help or Hurt Your Company?

Be careful what you wish for. If your company thinks cutbacks at the EEOC would mean less likelihood of discrimination lawsuits, think again.

EEOC Identifies LGBT Protection As 'Emerging Issue'

EEOC Identifies LGBT Protection As ‘Emerging Issue’

Agency offers recourse even though LGBT people are not specifically included in Title VII.