A semiconductor company hired a 33-year-old accounting manager not long before it terminated its 59-year-old financial administrator as part of a reduction in force (RIF). The administrator sued, claiming unlawful age discrimination. The trial court granted the company’s motion for summary judgment (dismissal without a trial). In an unpublished opinion, the court of appeal affirmed.
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The following case is a cautionary tale about decisive action and one type of legal risk: defamation claims. Although this particular case turned on a legal technicality, it’s useful to show how communicating about your reasons for taking an adverse action can turn into litigation.
Massachusetts employers will face new obligations regarding pregnant women and new mothers when the state’s new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) takes effect on April 1.
Employers will begin filing petitions for H-1B visas on April 2, and immigration attorneys expect U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to quickly reach the 85,000-visa cap.
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently found that an employee who made violent threats on Facebook couldn’t sue her former employer for retaliation after she was terminated. The court’s decision is important because it allows employers to make termination decisions when a protected complaint is pending. In other words, not all opposition is protected.
On March 7, 2108, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—granted summary judgment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on its claim that a former employee of a funeral home in Michigan was fired from her job because of her transgender status in violation of Title VII of the […]
English mentalist Tony Corinda once said, “Good timing is invisible. Bad timing sticks out a mile.”
A number of religious discrimination lawsuits in recent years have focused on accommodation requests related to a person’s attire, grooming habits, and need for additional breaks and designated spaces for daily prayers, this most recent case involves work schedules.
A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal underscores the importance of maintaining and enforcing compliant wage and hour policies. Indeed, having the right policies in place may very well be an employer’s most powerful weapon for defeating wage and hour class claims.
With the calendar hitting March 5—the original date for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to begin winding down—employers need to consider the date’s impact on their workforce.