Discrimination

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion and sex. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967) extended the prohibition against discrimination to age. In the years since, many states and the federal government barred discrimination based disability, pregnancy, citizenship, genetic information and status as a veteran. The characteristic protected by anti-discrimination law, like sex, age, race and veterans' status, are known as “protected classifications.” People who share those characteristics are in a “protected class.”

Two Types of Discrimination - Disparate Impact and Disparate Treatment

Laws prohibit discriminatory "treatment," where an employer treats employees in a protected class worse those who are not, and discriminatory "impact," where an employer does not intend to discriminate, but uses an otherwise neutral decision-making process that has a discriminatory effect. Examples include a height requirement or skills test that disproportionately screens out members of a protected class, like females, asians or hispanics. Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971). 

Disparate impact discrimination cases are comparatively rare.  Cases involving discriminatory treatment are far more common. Most of MEL's discussion of discrimination involves discriminatory treatment. 

Unlawful Discrimination - the Exception to the Rule

Surprisingly, most forms of employment discrimination are completely lawful. Employers can lawfully prefer a younger applicant with a degree from a prestigious university over an older one from a local state college, if education is what matters. In that case, the employer has a discriminatory motive in favor of a better education, but the motive is rational and legitimate. Even if irrational, employment decisions are not unlawful unless they are motivated by an employee's protected class. An employer could, for example, refuse to hire a 50 year old female Asian born under the sign of Aquarius, because she is an Aquarian. Although irrational, no law prohibits discriminaton based on astrological sign. As long as the employer's decision was not motivated by the employee's age, gender or race, it was lawful. 

Proving Unlawful Motivation

Proving unlawful motivation is not easy. Motive is invisible. We cannot touch or feel what someone thinks. Plus, most discriminators either fail to recognize their discriminatory motive, or are clever enough to conceal it. Consequently, "there will seldom be 'eyewitness' testimony as to the employer's mental processes." United States Postal Serv. Bd. of Governors v. Aikens, 460 U.S. 711, 716, (1983). But when there is it is known as "direct evidence" of discrimination.

Direct Evidence of Discrimination

Direct evidence of discrimination is "that evidence which, if believed, requires the conclusion that unlawful discrimination" motivated the employer's actions. Jacklyn v. Schering-Plough Healthcare Prods. Sales Corp., 176 F.3d 921, 926 (6th Cir. 1999).  Decision-maker statements that qualify as direct evidence include:

  • disparaging remarks about people in the protected class in general ("you can't teach an old salesman how to market with social media")
  • disparaging remarks that relate an individual's protected characteristic, especially as it relates to work ("Tiffany misses too much work because of her son is disabled")
  • remarks reflecting stereotypical views of people in a protected class ("Gretta is so bipolar. I never know what she will do next.")
  • slurs and demeaning jokes based on the protected characterisic ("I would ask you how old you are but I know you forgot how to count that high”)

Circumstantial Evidence

More commonly, a discrimination claimant has only circumstantial evidence that implies unlawful bias. Kline v. Tenn. Valley Auth., 128 F.3d 337, 348 (6th Cir. 1997) (setting forth the manner in which a plaintiff may prove unlawful discrimination under the ADEA). Circumstantial evidence is proof that does not on its face establish discriminatory animus, but lets a fact finder draw a reasonable inference that discrimination occurred. Kline, 128 F.3d at 348. Circumstantial evidence of bias can include:

  • treatment so unusual, egregious, unjust, or severe as to suggest discrimination,
  • an employer’s history of showing bias toward younger employees,
  • statistically significant differences in the numbers of females and males hired or fired,
  • adverse treatment of workers in the protected classification, but not workers outside of it, and vice versa
  • charges or complaints of similar discriminatory treatment by other members of the protected class, 
  • violation of company policy with regard to protected workers, without justification, and
  • false reasons for adverse treatment given by the employer as a cover up of the real reason.

A common thread running through circumstantial evidence is the treatment of "comparators," or comparably situated other employees outside of the protected class. If an employer treats comparators the same as employees within the protected class, the employer has proof that it did not discriminate against the protected class, and vice versa. Mickey v. Zeidler Tool and Die Co., 516 F.3d 516, 521-22 (6th Cir. 2008). 

Pretext Evidence of Discrimination

In cases in which employees lack direct, statistical or even comparator evidence of discrimination, an unexplainable or false reason for an adverse employment action can tilt the burden of proof in the victim's favor. This happens as a result of the "burden shifting" process that the U.S. Supreme Court adopted to compensate for the fact that direct evidence of intentional discrimination is hard to come by. The burden shifting process forces the employer to explain its reasons for the adverse action, and allows the employee to attack the employer's stated reason as pretextual. If the employee proves that the employer stated a false reason as a cover up of the real reason, the jury can infer that the real reason is unlawful discrimination.

Proving that the employer's stated reasons are false permits an inference of unlawful discrimination because employers know better than anyone else the real reason for their actions. If employers lie and give a false reason, the jury can conclude that the reason the employer lied was to cover up an unlawful reason.

Damages in Discrimination Cases

An employee who proves unlawful discriminat is entitled to be placed in the position he or she would have been absent the discrimination. This can include lost wages, past and future, lost benefits, compensation for emotional pain and suffering and, in some cases, an award of attorneys' fees.

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Unemployed Facing Discrimination in Santa Ana at the Worst Possible Time

Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial

Man Wins $138,000 In Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Former Police Officer prevails in Unlawful Retaliation and Discrimination Case

Another Bad Law from Sacramento - AB 887 and "Gender Expression" Discrimination

Employment Discrimination Suit Denied Because of Procedural Time-Bar

Can a Kentucky Employee File a Discrimination Lawsuit If They Are Fired for Being Vegan?

Gender Discrimination in Jury Selection as Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Transsexual Wins Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Federal Government

Bisom-Rapp & Sargeant on U.S. and U.K. Age Discrimination Law

COURT: Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protects Employee Who Had Abortion

Washington Company Rejects Ban on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

New York Bar Wants Law Firms to Stop Age Discrimination

Woman Can Continue Indiana Discrimination Lawsuit against Catholic Diocese

Even Teenage Seasonal Employees Can Experience Kentucky Employment Discrimination

Fifth Circuit holds that lactation discrimination violates Title VII

Same Song, Umpteenth Verse - No Discrimination, Retaliation Worth $2 Million

Age Discrimination Case: $560,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

Supreme Court Considers Age Discrimination Burdens of Proof

New York Bars Non-Disclosure Agreements in All Discrimination Case Settlements

Even Teenage Seasonal Employees Can Experience Kentucky Employment Discrimination

Older Workers in Los Angeles Face Age Discrimination

Woman With Perfume Sensitivity May Be Able To Bring Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Customer preference does not protect employers from race discrimination claims

McCormick & Schmick Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $47,000

Lowe's Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit For $120,000

Coffee Shop Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $90,000

EEOC Ruling Extends Sexual Discrimination Protection to a Transgender

EEOC Rules Federal Laws Ban Transgender Discrimination

Age Discrimination by Companies, Agencies, and Unions in Hiring and Training

EEOC Sues Ford Motor Company For Disability Discrimination

Franchisee of Restaurants in Kentucky Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit

The “New” Discrimination: Retaliation Based on Health Care Rights

Keeping head in sand risky to employers in discrimination cases

Ohio Supreme Court punts on individual discrimination liability … for now

Oxford Glenn Of Wrightsboro Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $37,000

Man Who Took Husband's Last Name May Maintain Sex Discrimination Case Against Employer

Former Top Woman at Anheuser-Busch Sues for Sex Discrimination

Christian Care Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $90,000

L.A. County Housing Inspectors Accused of Discrimination Against Minorities For Eviction

Western Energy Services of Durango, Inc. Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

Gannett Newspaper Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $150,000

Best Western Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit For $365,000

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Says Discrimination At All Time High

Boddy Dodd Institute Inc. Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $40,000

Race Discrimination Lawsuit Allowed Under Cat's Paw Theory

Senate Panel Advances Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Piggly Wiggly Pays $40,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Wisconsin Legislature Votes To Repeal Employment Discrimination Law

Burger King Franchise Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $25,000

Strad Oilfield Services Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $65,000

Newport Beach Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Settled by Steakhouse

Giving Employee the “Milton Treatment” Leads to Discrimination Claim

John Hopkins Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $160,000

Convergys Customer Management Group Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

Staged RIFs qualify for heightened protection from age discrimination

Dayton Superior Corp. Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $50,000

Weight Watchers Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For $45,000

Ventura Corporation Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $354,250

Buy Rite Thrift Store Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

Staffmark Pays $100,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Handling defamation and reverse discrimination claims when investigating harassment

Alleged Wage Law Violations and Discrimination at Restaurant Chain

Federal Government Action on Employment Discrimination Before Title VII

Alleged Workplace Discrimination at Bass Pro Shop in Indiana

Amazing Race Contestants File Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Issues Guide on Discrimination against Domestic Violence Victims

Warren Tricomi Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For $30,000

JES Personnel Consultants Inc. Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $80,000

Court of Appeal: Volunteer Reserve Cop Has No Discrimination Claim

Is spike in religious discrimination claims a reflection of our polarized society?

Owner May be Liable for Race Discrimination Under "Joint Employer" Theory

Sixth Circuit Rules against Plaintiff in Employment Discrimination Suit

Woman Can Continue Indiana Discrimination Lawsuit against Catholic Diocese

EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $200,000

AutoZone Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle A Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

UT Athletic Department Faces Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit from Former Coach

DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000

A. Carrolton Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $200,000

Giving Employee the “Milton Treatment” Leads to Discrimination Claim

Teacher Wins Reverse Race Discrimination Jury Trial

Wal-Mart 2.0 - New Round of Sex Discrimination Cases Filed

EEOC Rules Federal Laws Ban Transgender Discrimination

Two Companies Settle Employment Discrimination Lawsuits Regarding Workers with Epilepsy

Power Company Settles ADA Discrimination Lawsuit For $49,500

Supreme Court finds religion, dismisses discrimination lawsuit

Rugo Stone LLC Settled Discrimination Lawsuit For $40,000

Giving Employee the “Milton Treatment” Leads to Discrimination Claim

Race Discrimination Alleged at Orange Teen Clothing Chain

Medical Assistant May Bring Sexual Discrimination Claim Against Employer

Greene on Grooming Codes and on Misperception in Employment Discrimination Law

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act Reintroduced in Both Chambers

Morningside House Settles Religious Discrimination Case For $25,000

Personal Touch Home Care Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settled With Horshal For $175,000

Ledbetter Act Revives 3d Circuit Pay Discrimination Claim

$1,505,000 settles sex and age discrimination suit

Transsexual Wins Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Federal Government

COURT: Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protects Employee Who Had Abortion

Murphy Healthcare settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For $30,000

What Florida's Ban on Marital Status Discrimination Means (and Doesn't Mean)

Allegiance Industries Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $25,000

Walmart Pays $11.7 Million To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Secunda & Hirsch Mastering Employment Discrimination Law

Failure to Promote Cases Require Compelling Evidence of Discrimination

Belk Pays $55,000 To Settle a Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Washington Company Rejects Ban on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

OFCCP Proposes Rescission of Compensation Discrimination Guidance Documents

DOJ Releases Video About Immigration-Related Workplace Discrimination

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit With Marriott Hotel Settled For $40,000

Seiner on Punitive Damages, Due Process, and Employment Discrimination

DFEH Review Shows That Disability Discrimination is Most Common Complaint

Supreme Court Will Determine Breadth of Ministerial Exception to Discrimination

No Khimars: DOJ Sues NJ County Alleging Religious Discrimination

Rehire and back pay settles sex discrimination case

OFCCP ALJ finds race discrimination by Bank of America

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation Requests for Unpaid Leave

Exterminator Pays $80,000 To Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC sues law firm claiming age discrimination

Two Females File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Minnesota State University

Study Reveals Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

Female Law Partner Loses Sex Discrimination Case

Allstate Pays $4.5 Million To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Balance Financials Sued For Discrimination of Blind Woman in Chicago

Age Discrimination Case: $560,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

Haven Manor Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit For $10,000

Washington Company Rejects Ban on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Age Discrimination Case: $560,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

Does rampant age discrimination in this job environment make sense?

Birmingham Jury Awards $314,000 in Discrimination Case

Terry Pearson Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $91,000

Truck Plaza Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $11,500

Supreme Court Considers Age Discrimination Burdens of Proof

Cover Girls Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $60,000

Disability Discrimination Case Asserted By Bank Teller With Epilepsy

Bahama Breeze Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $1.26 Million

Tenth Circuit Decides Important Age Discrimination Case

Eighth Circuit Sets Record Straight On Age Discrimination

Pregnant Corrections Officer Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $60,000

Female Employees Sue Goldman Sachs for Sex Discrimination

Kansas City Verdict - Another Successful "Reverse Discrimination" Claim

Tampa Passes Ordinance to Prevent Discrimination against Transgender People.

Supreme Court Considers Age Discrimination Burdens of Proof

Former Apple Employment Files Lawsuit In Illinois For Disability Discrimination

Transsexual Wins Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Federal Government

COURT: Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protects Employee Who Had Abortion

Huge New Case Against Tyson Meats Alleges Sex Discrimination

$1,073,261 judgment in sex and race discrimination case

Outback Steakhouse Pays $19 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Jury Awards $900 Thousand In Age Discrimination Case!

California State Automobile Association accused of Age Discrimination

T.A. Loving Company Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit For $47,500

Allstate Pays $4.5 Million To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Gender identity discrimination banned in New York state agencies

EEOC Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Presrite Corp.

Women Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit For $110,000

College Settles Retaliation and Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $50,000

Supreme Court Narrows Ability to Prove Age Discrimination

EEOC Hearing Examines Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and Caregivers

Guardsmark Pays $52,500 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The Reemergence of Discrimination Class Actions: Guidance for Rational Employers

Age Discrimination Claim Allowed To Proceed After Company Buy-Out

Kmart Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $120,000

Sony Settles Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit For $20,000

Akai Security Pays $1.62 To Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuits

Unsubstantiated Concerns Ruled Pregnancy Discrimination - A Cautionary Tale

Administaff Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit For $115,000

Verdict Report: Doctor Awarded $3.6 Million for Discrimination and Retaliation

Could This Be News? Employee Fired Because She Was Too Old And Too Expensive Has Right To Age Discrimination Trial

U.S. Senate Introduces Pregnant Workers Anti-Discrimination Bill

Boeing Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $380,000

Age Discrimination Claims Increasing Dramatically According to New EEOC Data

Baptist Church Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For $53,000

LEARNING DISABILITIES ARE PROTECTED UNDER MEDICAL DISCRIMINATION AT WORK IN CALIFORNIA

Victim of Racial Discrimination Receives $1 Million To Settle Lawsuit

Where does your state rank in discrimination filings? Ohio … we’re not so bad

Wal-Mart Discrimination Saga Continues in California Court

Bank Of West Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $48,000

Cavalier Telephone Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $1 Million

Court of Appeal on Discovery of Co-Workers' Files in Discrimination Cases

Tire Company Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $2 Million

Reverse Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Settles For $145,000

How Online Activists Ended Insurance Company Discrimination Against Women

One Shocking Incident Of Disability Discrimination Supports Verdict For Employee

Two Illinois Holiday Inn Employees File Discrimination Lawsuit

White Supervisor May Have Triable Reverse Race Discrimination Case

EEOC Holding Public Hearing Next Week on Age Discrimination

Strip Club Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $95,000

Hi Care Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $150,000

Four Points Sheraton Sued For Discrimination Based On National Origin

MA - Arbitration agreement did not cover state statutory discrimination claims (6-1)

Disability Discrimination Case Asserted By Bank Teller With Epilepsy

Restaurant Pays Over $1 Million To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $724,000

Starbucks Doing More Than Selling Coffee: Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $80,000

Dillard's Pays $50,000 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Cleveland bans discrimination based on gender identity and expression

7th - Employee unable to show age discrimination during RIF

OLDER WAL-MART WORKERS SUE FOR AGE DISCRIMINATION

Gay LAPD Officer Wins $1 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

Oak Tree Inn Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $75,000

In vitro proving to be fertile ground for sex discrimination claims

Congress Considers Legislation to Overturn Age Discrimination Ruling

Double check data before termination to insulate from discrimination exposure

United Airlines Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $600,000

Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Hearing on Age Discrimination

Suits Alleging Discrimination of Returning Soldiers by Employers on the Rise

Firefigher Settles Employment Discrimination Lawsuit For $150,000

Stevens Transport Pays $50,000 To Settle Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Can Protective Orders Lead to Indiana Job Discrimination and Wrongful Termination?

Williams Sausage Sued For Hostile Work Environment and Racial Discrimination

Reading: A Critique of the Stray Comment Doctrine in Employment Discrimination Law

United Road Towing Inc. Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $380,000

Bias Doesn't Have To Be "Sole Reason" For Termination To Bring A Claim For Discrimination

District Court Keeps Out Social Framework Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

Southern California University charged with discrimination in federal employment lawsuit

Japanese Restaurant Pays $30,000 To Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Pace Solano Pays $130,000 To Settle Discrimination Claim

Even A Dollar's Difference In Pay If Based On Gender May Constitute Sex Discrimination

DOJ Settles Religious Discrimination Case WIth City Of Birmingham For $80,000

High Court Judge Weighs California Discrimination Suit Against Walmart

District Court Keeps Out Social Framework Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

Chapman University Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $175,000

Bias Doesn't Have To Be "Sole Reason" For Termination To Bring A Claim For Discrimination

$3.4 Million Disability Discrimination Verdict Awarded to Rite-Aid Employee

Auto Dealership Pays $158,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Age and Gender Discrimination Claim Filed Against Real Estate Giant

Animal Control Officer Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $64,000

Berrey, Hoffman, and Nielsen on Claimants' Views of Employment Discrimination Litigation

Northern Illinois Based Maxwell House Sued For Gender Discrimination

H & E Equipment Services Inc. Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $125,000

Don't Forget About Religious Discrimination When Throwing Your Office Halloween Party

Happy ADEA Day (to me). Now let’s rewrite the age discrimination laws.

A Muslim walks into a store… Corporate “Look Policies” and religious discrimination

MRA Systems Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $130,000

National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit Against Rend Lake College Dismissed

EEOC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With Affordable Care For $150,000

Male Principal May Have Claim For Sex Discrimination And Harrassment Against Female Employees

New ABF Study: Only 6% of Plaintiffs Get Discrimination Claims to Trial, Settlements Modest

Blind Women Awarded $100,000 In Illinois Discrimination Case

Major reform to Ohio’s discrimination laws introduced in state senate

Ninth Circuit: Fired Harassers Lose Sex Discrimination Claim

Filing An Age Discrimination Complaint With The Illinois Department Of Human Rights

Employment Discrimination Lawsuits Filed Against Kentucky-Based UPS and FedEx

EEOC Settles National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit For $334,000

Truck Driver Wins Gender Discrimination Case In Fourth Circuit

Are Certain Forms of Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation Prohibited By Title VII?

It’s Nothing New: Male Dominated Professions Foster Culture Of Sex Discrimination

Jury: Novartis to pay $3.3 million plus punitives in sex discrimination case

$250 million punitive damages in Novartis sex discrimination case

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear 1983 Disability Discrimination Case

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Pays $250 Million In Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Ozarks Electric Pays $95,000 To Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Dollins Construction Pays $15,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Orkin Pest Control Getting Rid Of More Than Pests: Sued By EEOC For Discrimination

MRS Systems Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $130,000

A Hampton Inn Franchise Pays $85,000 To Settle A Discrimination Lawsuit

Caldwell Freight Lines Inc. Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $120,000

Chrysler Pipefitter Awarded $4.2 Million In National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Hospital Worker Gets $50,000 To Settle Retaliation and Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Know Your Rights!: The Anti-Discrimination Provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

Healthcare Company Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $193,236

Plastics Manufacturer Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $170,000

Federal Court Dismisses New York Prisoners’ Employment Discrimination Suit

$100 Million Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Forest Labs

Roadway Express Pays $10 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Tyson Foods Inc. Subsidiary Sued by U.S. Department of Labor for Sex Discrimination

The case that never ends: 11th Circuit says "Boy" does not prove race discrimination

Justice Ginsburg Calls On Congress To Intervene After Employment Discrimination Ruling

Big Lots Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $400,000

Male Hotel Worker Settles Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

$500,000 settles national origin and sex discrimination suits

Hill Country Farms Inc. Must Pay $1.3 Million To Settle A Discrimination Lawsuit

Radio Shack Must Pay $187,000 To A Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Possible Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Louisville, Kentucky Public Works Department

Dura Automotive Systems Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $750,000

Sims Chevrolet Settles Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit For $85,000

Wal-Mart Pays $50,000 To Settle Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Five Police Officers Receive $900,000 In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Ninth Circuit Explains "BFOQ" Defense in Sex Discrimination Case

EEOC Ruling Extends Sexual Discrimination Protection to Transgender Employees

Longview Fibre Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Claim for $175k

Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500

Texas Company Sued Under ADA for Discrimination Against Mentally Disabled Workers

Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit With Imperial Security Inc. For $50,000

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Leads to Termination, Hostile Work Environment

No Individual Liability for Supervisors Under Military Service Anti-Discrimination Law

Failure to Provide Permanent Light Duty Found to be Disability Discrimination

Job Bias Case Allowed Based On National Origin Discrimination

Ledbetter Act Revives Pension Accrual Age Discrimination Claim

11th Circuit Addresses Alabama Age Discrimination In Employment Act

White Woman Wins Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit Gets $246,500

Eglin Baylor Continues Fight Against Clippers in California Discrimination Lawsuit

Will the Ohio Supreme Court eliminate manager and supervisor liability for discrimination?

President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination

Employers beware: EEOC appears to be stepping up disability discrimination enforcement

Tandy Brands Pays $95,000 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Cancer Patient Receives Settlement in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit against Walmart

A black and blue lawsuit: Tiffany & Co. sued for race discrimination

Poor, Pregnant, and Fired: Caregiver Discrimination Against Low-Wage Workers

Obama to Sign Federal Contractor Anti-LGBT Discrimination Order

NPMG Pays $415,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Princeton HealthCare Systems Pays $1.35 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

SUPERMARKET DISCRIMINATES AGAINST FEMALE EMPLOYEES. GENDER DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW IN CALIFORNIA.

Hillary Clinton Calls For End of Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Workplaces

FEMALE MARINE OFFICER FIRED BECAUSE SHE WAS PREGNANT. GENDER DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW IN CA.

Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Ohio appellate court slashes state’s largest discrimination verdict by more than 75%

Supreme Court To Hear Religious Discrimination Case Based On Look Policy

National Origin Discrimination Case - Worker told to "Go back to Egypt."

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employer in Age Discrimination Case

The “when” of counting employees for damage caps in federal discrimination cases

New York Federal Court Rejects Classwide Discrimination Case Against Bloomberg L.P.

Briggs Equipment Inc. Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $112,000

Supreme Court Hears Argument in Race Discrimination Test Case

Texas Company Sued Under ADA for Discrimination Against Mentally Disabled Workers

Longview Fibre Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Claim for $175k

Mason City Iowa Settles Gender and Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Material Resources Pays $57,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Williams Country Sausage Pays $60,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Powerful Anit-Discrimination and Retaliation Law for New York City Employees

Suit Alleges Discrimination and Wage and Hour Law Violations at Motel 6

Man Fired During Cancer Recovery Gets $846k in California Discrimination Case

Dots Inc. Pays $246,500 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Advance Industrial Fabrications, Inc. Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For $35,000

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination over Commissioner Objections

New York Hawaiian Tropic Zone Seeks Dismissal of Discrimination Suit

After Acquired Evidence of Illegal Immigrant Status Bars Discrimination Suit

Toyota Dealership Sued by EEOC for Age Discrimination in San Antonio

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Chicago Based Doumak Pays $85,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES WIN LAWSUIT: RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW IN CALIFORNIA

Swissport Fueling, Inc. Settles National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit For $250,00

Supreme Court Blocks Class Action Sex Discrimination Suit

“Smoking gun” email revives employee’s disability discrimination lawsuit

Toyota Dealership Sued by EEOC for Age Discrimination in San Antonio

California Appeals Court Overturns "Objectionable" Employment Discrimination Decision

Car Dealership Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $300,000

Ruby Tuesday Pays $575,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Settles Unequal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit For $125,000

DOJ Awards Grants to Target Immigration-Based Employment Discrimination

Court Upholds New Jersey’s Ban on Unemployment Discrimination in Job Advertisements

Massey Energy Pays $8.75 Million To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

DOJ Awards Grants to Target Immigration-Based Employment Discrimination

Security firm must pay $1.26 million to settle allegations of pregnancy discrimination

Woman Who Was Fired For Wearing Sword To Work May Have Claim For Religious Discrimination

Fulton County Illinois Treasurer Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Objections to Kodak’s Proposed Race Discrimination Class-Action Settlement

Arizona Legislature Votes to Legalize Discrimination. Urge Governor to Veto

GAO Report on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Employment Discrimination

California Appeals Court Overturns “Objectionable” Employment Discrimination Decision

Security firm must pay $1.26 million to settle allegations of pregnancy discrimination

Even A Dollar's Difference In Pay If Based On Gender May Constitute Sex Discrimination

Objections to Kodak's Proposed Race Discrimination Class-Action Settlement

Southern California University charged with discrimination in federal employment lawsuit

CasaBlanca Casino Pays $60,000 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Taking An Employment Discrimination Case To the Illinois Human Rights Commission

Crothall Healthcare Pays $88,000 To Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Employment Commission Ruling Protects Transgender Individuals from Workplace Discrimination

LAZ Parking Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit With EEOC For $46,000

Osceola Community Hospital Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit With Hussey Copper For $85,000

Extended Stay Hotels Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $75,800

Pollard Agency Pays $49,000 To Settle Regligious Discrimination Lawsuit

Longview Fibre Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Claim for $175k

Winning Your Age Discrimination Lawsuit At The Illinois Human Rights Commission

NASA lab faces discrimination suit in Southern California over Creationism

All Top 100 Companies Have Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Policies For First Time

Television Station Settles Age and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $45,000

Last Week's ENDA Hearing and Study of Discrimination by State and Local Governments

Gender discrimination frequent cause of pay differences in Riverside, Orange counties

Houston Judge: "[F]iring someone because of lactation or breast-pumping is not sex discrimination."

Is Retaliation for Complaining About Sexual Orientation Discrimination a Violation of Title VII?

Fullerton Discrimination Settlement Reached for Mel Gibson's Arresting Deputy

Hospital Pays $215,000 To Settle ADA Discrimination Lawsuit

Professional Media Corporation Pays $58,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

ASIAN, BLACK, WHITE, AND FEMALE JOB APPLICANTS VICTIM OF DISCRIMINATION

Supreme Court Blocks Class Action Sex Discrimination Suit

University Pays $450,000 To Settle Age Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Supreme Court Raises the Burden of Proof for Employees in Age Discrimination Cases

It’s time to bring Ohio’s discrimination law in line with its federal counterparts

WAL-MART PAYS WOMEN OVER $11 MILLION AFTER LOSING GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

Ricci v. DeStefano: Supreme Court Articulates Anti-Discrimination Standard for Employers

Bellco Credit Union Pays $57,250 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit With Imagine Schools For $570,000

Vamco Sheet Metals, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $215,000

California Fair Employment and Housing Commission to Issue Pregnancy Discrimination Regulations

Race Discrimination Verdict in Favor of Employees, but Defense Lawyers are the Big Winners

State Law Sex Discrimination Action Filed against Anheuser-Busch: New Trend?

R-Anell Housing Group Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $200,000

Applicant Who Was Denied Interview At Weight Watchers Can Proceed with Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

It’s time to end sexual orientation & gender identity discrimination

Elgin Mental Health Center Worker Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

MEXICAN HOUSEKEEPERS SUE FOR NATIONALITY DISCRIMINATION: LOS ANGELES EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS CAN HELP

Ivy Hall Assisted Living Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit For $43,000

DEAF WOMAN SUES FOR MEDICAL DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND WINS $100,000

Court of Appeal: Employers Cannot Shorten Statutes of Limitations in FEHA Discrimination Cases

Contradictory explanations buys an employer a jury trial on sex discrimination claim

Cal. Court of Appeal Applies Avoidable Consequences Defense to Discrimination Claim

Cadillac Dealer Pays $140,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC issues Enforcement Guidance, Q&A, and Fact Sheet on Pregnancy Discrimination

Florida Law Prohibits Discrimination Based on "Marital Status," Not on the Spouse's Identity.

Equal treatment in workplace misconduct helps avoid an ugly discrimination claim

EEOC Year-End Statistics Show Record Levels of Discrimination Charges

Vanguard Group Pays $300,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

US SUPREME COURT ADRESSES PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ACT RETIREMENT BENEFIT CALCULATIONS

Building Company Pays $200,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

It’s time to end sexual orientation & gender identity discrimination

U.S. Supreme Court: Plaintiffs Must Prove "But-For" Causation in Federal Age Discrimination Claims

Congress Considers Legislation Banning Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

It’s time to end sexual orientation & gender identity discrimination

It’s time to end sexual orientation & gender identity discrimination

President Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Contractor LGBT Discrimination

Sperino, Grover and Gonzalez Statutory Supplement for Employment Discrimination Law Courses

Fired Woman Allowed To Maintain “Regarded As” Claim Of Disability Discrimination

Ohio Supreme Court avoids the issue of whether sex discrimination includes lactation

EEOC Issues New Guidance On Waivers Of Discrimination Claims In Employee Severance Agreements

Supreme Court of Washington Rules in Favor of College in Age Discrimination Suit

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Small Employers may not be Liable for Employment Discrimination

Florida Supreme Court Finds State Law Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

Man Called “Borat” Can Bring A Claim For National Origin And Race Discrimination

More political activity discrimination -- Keith Olbermann suspended for making campaign contributions

Supreme Court Unanimously Limits Employers' Right to Attorneys' Fees in Discrimination Cases

Brooklyn Jewish Man Awarded $600,000 in Religious Discrimination Case

USDA’s Civil Rights Infractions is Reminder to Fight Racial Discrimination in Irvine and Elsewhere

Momentum to End Discrimination Against Unemployed Jobseekers Builds, but Discriminatory Ads Continue

California Genetic Discrimination Law Aids Victims in Santa Ana, Statewide

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Gender Discrimination Class Action Against Wal-Mart

Makowski v. SmithAmundsen LLC Highlights Pregnancy Discrimination Can Happen in Orange County Too

Retaliation Verdict For Employee Fired Less Than Three Weeks After Complaining of Age Discrimination Upheld

Six Female Police Officers Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For Over $200,000

Monroe County Pays $100,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Area Temps Pays $650,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Whether Discrimination Law Applies to Teachers at a Religious Elementary School

Order That Worker Undergo Psychiatric Counseling Violates Federal Discrimination Laws

Novartis Sex Discrimination Class Action Ends in $175 Million Settlement

9th Circuit: Benefits Discrimination against Same Sex Couples Violates Equal Protection

Chicago Based Silgan Containers Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $45,000

Federal court takes on the word “nigger” in a reverse race discrimination case

Brooklyn Jewish Man Awarded $600,000 in Religious Discrimination Case

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $160,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Lack of female executives points to discrimination against women in the workplace in Los Angeles

Women File Ohio and Indiana Discrimination Lawsuits after Being Fired for Wanting to Have Children

Longs Drugs a/k/a/ CVS Caremark Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $55,000

City of Chicago Loses Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Must Pay Firefighters Over $30 Million

Taco Bells Franchise Pays $27,000 To Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

House Committee on the Judiciary v. DOJ and Religious Discrimination by Faith Based Contractors

Lack of female executives points to discrimination against women in the workplace in Los Angeles

Whitehall Healthcare Center Pays $35,000 To Settle Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

BREAKING: White House To Delay Implementation Of Key Anti-Discrimination Order

EEOC Rules Transgender Employees Protected Under Federal Sex Discrimination Law

Bill Would Make It Easier to Bring Employment Discrimination Class Action Suits

Timken Company Pays $120,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Walmart Women Launch Another Round of Discrimination Suits, But Will It Even Matter in the Long Run?

Cancer Victim Fired For Disclosing Brain Tumor Has Claim For Disability Discrimination

Age Discrimination Complaint Filed and Settled by Ex-dean of Indiana University Southeast

EEOC “Landmark” Ruling Sets New National Standards for Discrimination

New York Federal Court Allows J.P. Morgan Age Discrimination Retaliation Suit To Proceed

Supreme Court Refuses to Subject Wal- Mart to Discrimination Class Action

Jury Awards $5.8 Million To White Supervisor In National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

J. A. Thomas & Associates Pays $350,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Premier Well Services LLC Pays $30,000 To Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Jury Awards over $250 Million Verdict Against Novartis in Sex Discrimination Case

Software Support Company Settles National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit For $60,000

Supreme Court Holds Employer Liable for Discrimination Under Cat's Paw Theory

GGNSC Charlotte Renaissance, LLC Pays $50,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Whether Discrimination Law Applies to Teachers at a Religious Elementary School

RockTenn Services Company Inc. Pays $500,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Texas Woman Sues Former Boss For Age Discrimination For Not Dying Gray Hair

Court of Appeal Endorses "Business Judgment" Jury Instruction in Discrimination Cases

South Basin Packing Pays $80,000 To Settle ADA Discrimination Lawsuit

Supreme Court Finds Black Firefighters’ Race Discrimination Claim Timely

Brentwood Fire District Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $465,600

Indiana Health Center Pays $45,000 To Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Software Support Company Settles National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit For $60,000

Supreme Court Refuses to Reconsider New Haven Firefighter's Race Discrimination Suit

Kentucky Coach Claims Age and Race Discrimination in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Murphy Healthcare III, LLC Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For $30,000

Midstate Construction Pays $50,000 To Settle National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Jury Awards $5.8 Million To White Supervisor In National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Chicago Appeals Court Reinstates Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against United Airlines

House Subcommittee Conducts Hearing on the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

Harsher Treatment of Female-Specific Disabilities Supports Sex Discrimination Claim

Cal Poly professor claims racial discrimination over proposed partnership with Saudi university

Congress Poised to Overturn Supreme Court's Recent Case on Age Discrimination

President to Sign Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination for Federal Contractor Employees

Western Washington University Pays $135,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Two Dozen Muslim Kentucky Employees to File Discrimination Claims After Employer Fails to Let Them Pray

Staffing Agency Reaches Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice over Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim

A Cautionary Tale - Ninth Circuit Permits FEHA National Origin Discrimination Claim

$260,000 Paid By Health Management Group, Inc. To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

President Obama Prepares To Issue Executive Order Barring Sexual Orientation Discrimination

HCS Medical Staffing Pays $148,000 To Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC's Annual Report Shows Substantial Increase in Private Sector Discrimination Charges

Supreme Court Strengthens Exception Barring Employment Discrimination Suits Against Religious Entities

Los Angeles court employee files disability discrimination lawsuit over mental illness

Douglas County Settles Religious Discrimination and Sexual Orientation Lawsuit For $145,000

New IRS Notice Extends Deadline for Complying With Non-Discrimination Insured Health Plan Rules

Employers Cannot Avoid Liability For Discrimination By Subcontracting Hiring Decisions -- Halpert v. Manhattan Apartments

Race Discrimination Class Action by Merrill Lynch Brokers Approved by Seventh Circuit

Employment lawsuit filed against Los Angeles apparel maker alleges disability discrimination

SUPREME COURT FINDS THE ADEA DOES NOT PERMIT MIXED-MOTIVES AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

Court of Appeal: Church-owned School Exempt from Marital Status Discrimination Claims

Ralph Jones Sheet Metal Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $160,000

Congress Introduces Age Discrimination Bill To Fix Supreme Court’s Gross Decision

Mars Super Markets Pays $275,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Russell v. ExpressJet Airlines Case Shows Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Irvine Cannot Be Tolerated

Cal Poly professor claims racial discrimination over proposed partnership with Saudi university

President signs Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination by the federal contractors and government

Dynamic Medical Services Inc. Pays $170,000 To Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

New Illinois Law Takes Affect January 1, 2010 Adding Additional Discrimination Protections

Ninth Circuit Liberally Interprets Standing Provisions of Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

RACE DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND CALIFORNIA. MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS.

Who’s The Boss? Supreme Court Set To Define Who Is A Supervisor In Employment Discrimination Cases

“Stay Remarks” Showing Discriminatory Attitudes in the Workplace Can Be Important Evidence of Employer Discrimination

ABM Industries Pays $180,000 To Settle National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Mesaba Airlines Flying Low After Paying $130,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Provides Guidance on the Application of Employment Discrimination Laws to Instances of Domestic Violence, Stalking

African American Worker Can Bring Discrimination Lawsuit Based On “Cat’s Paw” Doctrine

Meeting the Compliance Challenges of a Reinvigorated HIPAA and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2009

St. Louis Rams Get Tackled By EEOC And Pay $134,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Meeting the Compliance Challenges of a Reinvigorated HIPAA and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2009

The Cold Shoulder: Supervisors' Conduct Toward Employee That Complained of Discrimination As Proof of Retaliatory Intent

In Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. V. Dukes, U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Workers in Discrimination Lawsuit

Too Big to Sue? High Court Thwarts Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Case

Muslim Teen Allegedly Denied Job Because Of Head Scarf May Have Claim For Religious Discrimination

Employment lawsuit filed against Los Angeles apparel maker alleges disability discrimination

Corbett on Unmasking a Pretext for Res Ipsa Loquitur: A Proposal to Let Employment Discrimination Speak for Itself

United Companies Pays $498,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Delano Regional Medical Centers Pays $975,000 To Settle A Discrimination Lawsuit

PETCO Treats Employee Like A Dog And Now Pays $145,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

JetBlue Loses Appeal On Hostile Work Ennvironment Age Discrimination And Retaliation Claims

Muslim Teen Allegedly Denied Job Because Of Head Scarf May Have Claim For Religious Discrimination

American Woman Files Reverse National Origin Discrimination Claim Against Indian Company

New York City Alleges Judge Bias in $128 Million Firefighter Discrimination Ruling

California Court of Appeal: Applying New Post-Harris v. L.A. Standard in FEHA Discrimination Cases

Potera-Haskins testifies about Title IX gender discrimination and retaliation at Montana State University

Temple School District Pays $148,000 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Grooming and appearance policies continue to make headlines as fulcrum of religious discrimination lawsuits

Central Freight Lines Inc. Pays $400,000 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation Pays $60,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

New York City Council Passes Bill Strengthening Protections Against Religious Discrimination in Employment

Electric Contractor Pays $100,000 To Settle National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Great Lakes Chemical Corp. Pays $80,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

GOP Rep Who Voted Down ENDA Claims Gay People Are Already Protected From Employment Discrimination

Miami-Dade County, Florida, to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Expression

Court Upholds $1.9 Million Dollar Verdict In Gender Discrimination Case Against Wal-Mart

Age Discrimination Claim Arises After Older Worker Is Fired And Subjected To Ageist Jokes

Novartis Loses Sex Discrimination Class Action--Jury Awards More than $250 Million

Seventh Circuit Holds Terminating Spouse of Unauthorized Alien Not Illegal Employment Discrimination

Wal-Mart Faces Historic Class Action Suit Alleging Systemic Sex Discrimination

Staub v. Proctor - Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee in "Cat's Paw" Discrimination Case

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit By Employee Who Claimed He Was Fired In Retaliation For His Fiancée's Discrimination Complaint

Class Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Filed By Female Lawyers At Major Law Firm

Ohio House passes bill banning sexual orientation discrimination; fight moves to Senate

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Pays $100,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Paul Starkman provides insight into expected surge of discrimination claims based on genetic information bias

Supreme Court rules employees broadly protected in employment discrimination cases in San Bernardino and elsewhere

Second Circuit Holds that Timely Arrival to Work Is not Always an Essential Function of the Job Under Disability Discrimination Laws

Wal-Mart Class Action Employment Discrimination Lawsuit a Landmark Case for California, Nation

Clippers face wrongful termination lawsuit based on age, race discrimination in Los Angeles

Staub v. Proctor - Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee in "Cat's Paw" Discrimination Case

Hot off the press: 6th Circuit holds that discrimination laws apply to a teacher at a religious school

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Denver Hotel Management Company Pays $105,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Chicago Area Hilton Pays $195,000 To Settle National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Hyundai Ideal Electric Company Pays $188,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC Guidance: Using an Individual's Criminal History in Hiring Decisions May Violate Anti-Discrimination Laws

United States Supreme Court Considers Whether to Resolve Age Discrimination Issue in Madigan v. Levin

Cunningham-Parmeter on Men at Work, Fathers at Home: Uncovering the Masculine Face of Caregiver Discrimination

$27,000 buys a lot of chalupas: Taco Bell settles religious discrimination lawsuit with EEOC

United States Supreme Court Considers Whether to Resolve Age Discrimination Issue in Madigan v. Levin

Supreme Court Age Discrimination Decision in "Mixed-Motive" Cases Invites Legislative Reversal

EEOC holds public meeting on 21st century hiring discrimination … and misses the biggest issue

Supervisor Stating I’m “Going To See To It” That Worker Retires When He’s 62 May Be Direct Evidence Of Age Discrimination

Forrest City Grocery Company Pays $125,000 To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Supreme Court to Decide Statute of Limitations Issue in Disparate Impact Employment Discrimination Case

Bill Would Overturn Supreme Court's Age Discrimination Opinion in Gross v. FBL Financial Services

LGBT Workers Face Rampant Discrimination, Higher Taxes and Receive Fewer Workplace Benefits

Report Attributes Pay Disparities Between Women and Men Partners at Law Firms to Sexual Discrimination

The Supreme Court Tweaks Burden of Proof for Age Discrimination -- Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.

Kanbar Property Management LLC Pays $140,000 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Gay man claims he’s the victim of intentional discrimination because of his sexual orientation … and that’s the least of his employer’s problems

Residents Only Requirements May Constitute Race Discrimination – NAACP v. North Hudson Reg’l Fire & Rescue

Worker Called “Pops” And “Old Man” Entitled To Bring An Age Discrimination Case In Dediol v. Best Chevrolet, Inc.

EEOC Finds Claim of Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Transgender Status is Cognizable Under Title VII

Employee Rights Short Takes: Race Discrimination, 5.8 Milllion Dollar Verdict, Breach of Contract Damages And More

Construction Company Pays $122,500 To Settle National Origin, Racial and Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

New Report from the Center for WorkLife Law: The Growth of State and Local Laws Prohibiting Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Employee Rights Short Takes: Scalia’s Impartiality Questioned, Two Punitive Damage Awards, Disability Discrimination And More

High Court to decide Wal-Mart class-action gender discrimination lawsuit filed in California

Family Members and Others Closely Associated With Employee That Complains of Discrimination Are Protected From Retaliation, Supreme Court Rules Unanimously

AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law – Call for Papers for Panel on “Title VII at 50: Looking Forward, Looking Back"

High Court to decide Wal-Mart class-action gender discrimination lawsuit filed in California

New Report from Center for WorkLife Law: Poor, Pregnant, and Fired: Caregiver Discrimination Against Low-Wage Workers

EEOC Receives a Record Number of Private Sector Discrimination Charges and Secures Highest Amount in Damages in FY 2011

United States Supreme Court Declines to Hear Racial Discrimination Case, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Race Discrimination Lawsuit in California leads to $165,000 settlement involving vacation home rental company

Jason Tremblay writes article for Inside Counsel on handling defamation and reverse discrimination claims when investigating harassment

Court Determines Constant Questions About Retirement Supports Worker’s Age Discrimination Claim In Franks v. Village of Bolivar

Auto Company Pays $1.505 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment, Gender and Age Discrimination Lawsuit With The EEOC

Supreme Court Finds No Pregnancy or Sex Discrimination Based upon Employer's Prior Pension Credit Policy

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Retaliation Ban Applies to Family Members and Others Closely Assoiciated With An Employee that Complains of Discrimination

New York Times Reports Older Workers Facing Age Discrimination Forced to Dip into Social Security Early

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Age Discrimination Based on its Contractor's Conduct

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Based On Headwear Policies Continues in United States v. New York City Transit Authority

Race Discrimination Lawsuit in California leads to $165,000 settlement involving vacation home rental company

United States Supreme Court Agrees to Review Whether Pregnancy Discrimination Act Requires ADA-Like Accommodations For Pregnant Employees

California Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Whether Discrimination Claim Barred if Employee Used Another’s Social Security Number When Applying for Position

Companies Can’t Discriminate, But Their Managers Can: The Supreme Court Gives Wal-Mart the Win in Dukes Gender Discrimination Class Action Case

Leonard on 7th Circuit Ruling That US Court Has Jurisdiction to Hear Employment Discrimination Case Involving French Lesbian Flight Attendant

"Open Secret" Causes Workplace Discrimination against Nurses, Other Medical Professionals

Sexual harassment lawsuit in Los Angeles leads to sexual discrimination allegations

AALS Employment Discrimination/Labor Relations & Employment Law Newsletter

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling in "Reverse" Discrimination Case

Age Discrimination Cases at Indiana Universities would be Fewer if Age Limit was Abolished

Wisconsin Legislature passes law affecting damages available in Wisconsin for discrimination claims

Sexual harassment lawsuit in Los Angeles leads to sexual discrimination allegations

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Protects Kentucky Workers from Discrimination

Religious Discrimination and Accommodation: How Much Religious Practice Is An Employee Required to Give Up?

$50,000,000 suit claims sex discrimination by law firm

WI - State law age discrimination claim was barred by "ministerial exception" (4-3)

Supreme Court Endorses "Cat's Paw" Theory of Discrimination

"Mixed-Motives" Defense Remains Available to California Employers in Discrimination Cases

Kentucky Court of Appeals Reinstates Gender Discrimination Case at Northern Kentucky University

Columbia Law Review's Sidebar Features Zatz and Green on Employment Discrimination Law

Florida Supreme Court Rules Florida Civil Rights Act Bars Pregnancy Discrimination

Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000

California Court Addresses "Stray Remarks Doctrine" In Employment Discrimination Cases

Woman Who Was Fired After Undergoing Sex Change Wins Claim For Sex Discrimination In Glenn v. Brumby

Third Circuit Distinguishes "Sexual Stereotyping" from "Sexual Orientation" Discrimination

Chicago Partner Paul Starkman offers Business Insurance his thoughts on ruling approving Wal-Mart gender discrimination class action lawsuit

Admission That Employment Decision Was Made To "Maintain Racial Balance" Is Direct Evidence of Discrimination

Hospital Worker Fired For Refusing Flu Shot Due To Vegan Beliefs Can Sue Hospital for Religious Discrimination

Supreme Court to Wal-Mart's Rescue? High Court Takes Class Action Sex Discrimination Case.

NYLS Law Review Symposium on Trial by Jury or Trial by Motion? Summary Judgment, Iqbal, and Employment Discrimination

Prompt Action Required Because New Health Care Non-Discrimination Rules Covering Executives May Affect Insured Health Coverages

EEOC Issues Final Rule on Reasonable Factors Other Than Age Defense in Disparate Impact Age Discrimination Cases

$19,000,000 settles sex discrimination suit

White Way Cleaners Taken To The Cleaners In Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Indiana Teacher Claims Age Discrimination at Age 80

Temple Hiring in Employment/Employment Discrimination Law

Disability services provider sued for, what else, disability discrimination

Paul Starkman offers Business Insurance Magazine his thoughts on how the Supreme Court is likely to rule on the huge Wal-Mart gender discrimination class action lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinion Allowing African-American Firefighters To Sue City Of Chicago Asserting Racial Discrimination Disparate Impact Claims

Older Employee May Bring Claim For Age Discrimination Claim Where Evidence Exists That Younger Workers Were Treated Better in Earl v. Nielsen Media Research, Inc .

OFCCP Formally Rescinds Two Compensation Discrimination Guidance Documents and Issues Related Directive on New Procedures for Reviewing Contractor Compensation Systems and Practices

Older Employee May Bring Claim For Age Discrimination Claim Where Evidence Exists That Younger Workers Were Treated Better in Earl v. Nielsen Media Research, Inc .

Pregnancy as disability discrimination: New ADA vs. Old ADA

Federal Agencies Publish Interim Final Rules Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Genetic Information in Health Insurance Coverage and Group Health Plans

In the wake of the California Supreme Court's Harris Decision, A FEHA Claimant Must Show Discrimination was a "Substantial Motivating Factor" and An Employer Waives its Mixed-Motive Defense by Failing to Assert It in Its Answer

Court Rules that Employee's Submission of Discrimination Complaint Through DFEH's Online System is Sufficient to Meet Jurisdictional Prerequisite for Filing FEHA Lawsuit

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Took Us Back to the Status Quo: Gender Discrimination Lives On with the Gender Pay Gap

AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law 2011 Newsletter

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Sexual discrimination vs. sexual favoritism

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