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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • Fourth Circuit Evaluates Company’s “Usual and Customary” Notice For FMLA

    In deciding whether a company engaged in FMLA interference, the Fourth Circuit evaluated whether an employee provided adequate notice of his need for a new FMLA leave after returning to work. At the heart of that evaluation was whether Facebook Messenger was an acceptable "medium" to notify the company of his absence.

  • Tenth Circuit Upholds $1 Million Whistleblower Verdict

    A former employee sued Raytheon for violating the Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act. The DCWPA prohibits employers from demoting an employee in retaliation for disclosing information the employee reasonably believes is evidence of mismanagement.

  • Yeshiva University In Conflict With LGBTQ Student Group

    Yeshiva University, a private Orthodox Jewish university in New York City, contends that homosexuality is "antithetical to Torah values and teachings." Last year, Pride Alliance, a group of LGBTQ students, sued the university after it refused to recognize the group.

  • Phoenix Suns Suspends and Fines Robert Sarver $10 million after Investigation Finds Clear Workplace Standard Violation

    The owner of the NBA's Phoenix Suns and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, Robert Sarver, has been suspended for one year and fined $10 million by the NBA resulting from an investigation commissioned after ESPN published a story in November 2021 detailing allegations of racism and misogyny over the course of Sarver's 17 years as owner.

  • EEOC Sues Chili’s Grill & Bar for Sexual Harassment of Teens in Texas and Arkansas

    According to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, two Chili’s Grill & Bar Restaurants in Arkansas and Texas subjected teen, female employees to sexually hostile work environments in violation of federal law.

  • Target Joins 3M and Boeing in Eliminating Mandatory Retirement Age

    Last week Target joined several other companies including 3M, Boeing, and Merck in eliminating mandatory retirement policies. Target’s move will allow current CEO Brian Cornell, 65, to remain in his role for three more years.

  • Employees Sue Fox Sports for Age Discrimination

    Nine former employees of Fox Sports have filed a lawsuit against the company for age discrimination in violation of California's anti-discrimination law. The plaintiffs are somewhere between 49 to 80 years of age and had worked in the Graphics department for a significant period. The plaintiffs reported feeling pushed out by Fox prior to the pandemic as they grew older.

  • District Court Dismisses Healthcare Workers’ Suit Over Vaccine

    A Pennsylvania district court judge dismissed a class action lawsuit by 100 Geisinger Healthcare workers over its COVID policy. In August 2021, Geisinger required its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, absent a religious or medical exemption. Geisinger denied an employee's request and considered her refusal to comply a voluntary resignation. She and others sued for religious discrimination in violation of Title VII.

  • EEOC Alleges Vermont Long-Care Facility Allowed Racial Harassment

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit alleging Elderwood, a long-term care facility in Vermont, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The EEOC alleges some of the facility's white residents made offensive racial slurs to Black nurses and employees.