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Finkley’s brush with the law highlights employment challenge

A Madison woman’s employment woes after being arrested on a homicide charge, and then having bail dropped with no criminal charges filed, highlight the potential impact… Source: Finkley’s brush with the law highlights employment challenge

U.S. foreign-born population nears high

The foreign-born population living in the USA has increased so rapidly that it could break a 125-year-old record within the next decade… Source: U.S. foreign-born population nears high

Birth Injury Case Proceeds Charging Employer Owes Duty to Unborn Child

A federal judge in Chicago has allowed a childbirth injury case to proceed where the mother charges that an employer owes a duty of care to an employee’s unborn child. Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. denied a motion by the Catholic Charities of the … Continue reading

Sixth Circuit Opens the Doors to Time-Barred Employment Class Actions

The Sixth Circuit revived a sex bias would-be class action suit against Wal-Mart, which will allow the three female plaintiffs — Cheryl Phipps, Bobbi Millner, and Shawn Gibbons — to continue litigating claims dating back to 1988, when the original … Continue reading

$4 Million Award in L.A. for Hispanic Boss Harassing Disabled White Coworker

The City of Los Angeles has been ordered to pay a white ex-groundskeeper more than $4 million due to harassment and retaliation based on race and disability discrimination. James Duffy, a mentally disabled gardener employed by L.A. from 1991 until … Continue reading

$16 Million Verdict Upheld in Grain Elevator Death Lawsuit

An Illinois appellate court upheld a $16 million verdict award against a northwestern Illinois company for the families of two people who died in a grain elevator accident. The defendant Consolidated Grain and Barge, argued unsuccessfully on appeal they were not … Continue reading

Attorneys Can Advise Clients to “Clean Up” Social Media Pages

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The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee said in a recent advisory opinion that attorneys may advise clients to “clean up” their social media pages ahead of litigation—including changes to privacy settings and removing information. The advice is ethical as long as … Continue reading

EEOC Sues AutoZone for Racially Segregating Chicago Workers

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) brought suit against AutoZone, Inc. for racial discrimination after the auto parts giant fired a black manager for resisting race-based transfer, according to the federal agency’s Charge of Discrimination. The EEOC claims … Continue reading

Bill Announced to Expand Federal Laws to Include Discrimination Protection for LGBT Individuals

As a follow-up to the Supreme Court’s decision of Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage, lawmakers have introduced a bill to expand discrimination protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals. (SupremeCourt.gov). Currently, less than half of the states … Continue reading

San Francisco Shooting Brings Attention to “Sanctuary Cities” and Their Policies Regarding Undocumented Immigrants

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Last week, amid an already heated discussion surrounding immigration reforms in the United States, the world learned of the shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle by an undocumented immigrant in California. Ms. Steinle, while taking a walk on a popular … Continue reading