Tag: Legal

Russia's Homophobic Law & the Olympics' Plan to Do Nothing About It

By Chris Hoenig Russia’s new anti-gay law has taken effect just in time for final preparations for this winter’s Olympic Games in Sochi, and Olympic athletes are being threatened with sanctions if they don’t comply. The bill, signed by President Vladimir Putin in late June, imposes the equivalent of thousands…

Trump Keeping Miss Universe in Russia Despite Anti-Gay Laws

By Chris Hoenig Reading the first paragraph of the newest statement from the Miss Universe Organization, you might think that the pageant has heard and feels the outrage over Russia’s new anti-gay laws. “The Miss Universe Organization believes in equality for all individuals and is deeply concerned by the laws…

Supreme Court Strikes Part of Voting Rights Act

By Chris Hoenig The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has found that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. The ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, voids the section that sets the jurisdictions that are subject to federal monitoring, “in light of current conditions.”…

Supreme Court Redefines Workplace Discrimination

By Chris Hoenig The Supreme Court, in a pair of decisions handed down on Monday, narrowed the rules and definitions for bringing lawsuits based on workplace discrimination. In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices restricted the definition of a supervisor to someone with direct hiring and firing powers and the authority…

Supreme Court Punts Decision on Affirmative Action

By Chris Hoenig In a decision that indicates a compromise among the justices, the Supreme Court has elected not to rule on a challenge to affirmative action argued before it late last year. The 7-to-1 ruling from the court provides a small victory for opponents of affirmative action, vacating a…

June Legal Roundup: Another Misstep for Abercrombie

Here’s the latest on some discrimination cases that have gone before the courts: National Origin and Religion | Disability | Age | Sex NATIONAL ORIGIN AND RELIGION DISCRIMINATION Clothing company should allow hijab. Abercrombie & Fitch denied a job to a Muslim teenage applicant because she wore her hijab head…

'I Didn't Get the Job Because I'm Black'

Race Discrimination Diversity and inclusion in the corporate culture could mean preemptive hiring is discrimination.A Black employee alleged that she was denied a promotion to a higher IT position, and a less-qualified Asian employee was selected instead. The employer’s defense was that she never applied for the position and, therefore,…