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New Legal Concern: Long-Term COVID Discrimination

The Biden administration recently issued guidance that workers with long-term, lingering symptoms of COVID-19 may be protected under federal disability laws. This guidance brings forth a new area of concern for Read More

What Employers Should Consider in Wake of Recent Supreme Court Decision on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity. This Read More

Three El Super Grocery Stores Fined for Violating COVID-19 Leave Rules

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office fined three El Super Grocery Stores in the southern part of the state for failure to comply with COVID-19 leave polices. The fines punished the grocery Read More

Walmart Must Pay $125 Million to Former Employee after Disability Bias Lawsuit

A jury awarded a former Walmart employee with Down syndrome more than $125 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit. The compensatory and punitive damages in the case will be reduced Read More

Racist Trophy at Car Dealership Becomes Subject of EEOC Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued an auto dealership in Dallas (AOD Ventures Inc., dob Autos of Dallas) for race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Read More

Edward Jones & Co. Must Pay $34 Million to Settle Discrimination Case

A federal court approved a $34 million settlement between Edward Jones & Co. and black financial advisors at the company, ending years of litigation. In addition to the financial settlement, Read More

Judge Allows Whole Foods “Black Lives Matter” Mask Lawsuit to Continue

A federal judge ruled a lawsuit regarding “Black Lives Matter” masks worn by Whole Foods workers will be allowed to proceed, overruling the initial dismissal in the district court. According to Read More

EEOC Sues Georgia Company for Employee Harassment and Wrongful Termination

In a recent lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claimed Peachstate Health Management LLC (dba AEON Global Health) violated federal laws by subjecting a black female client services Read More

Jury Issues $11 Million Award to IBM Manager who was Fired After Reporting Bias

A federal jury in Washington state recently awarded $11 million to an IBM manager who was fired after complaining about racial discrimination. Scott Kingston, the manager in question, was retaliated against Read More

OSHA Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Zoltek

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently filed a lawsuit against Zoltek Corp., alleging the company acted in defiance of whistleblower statutes by wrongfully terminating an employee who spoke Read More

Amazon Settles Lawsuit Over Improper COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Amazon recently announced a settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former employee who claimed wrongful termination related to his reporting improper COVID-19 safety protocols. Settlement details, including the amount of Read More

Employee Requests for Reasonable Accommodation Must Be Taken Seriously

Employees have the right to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace for particular conditions they have. Employers, then, must take those requests seriously if they are to avoid legal issues. An Read More

Employment Suits Start to Bounce Back After Lags Caused by Pandemic

It was a predictable result of the COVID-19 pandemic—by May 2020, new employment lawsuits in federal courts started to majorly fall off. However, by the end of the year and Read More

Texas Unions Push Lawmakers to Protect Workers in Wake of COVID-19

Some of the largest unions in the state of Texas recently renewed a push to get lawmakers to overhaul the employment insurance system in the state and to ensure workers’ Read More

Paid Leave Under the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan

One of the very first steps President Joe Biden took upon assuming the presidency was to attack the COVID-19 pandemic and lay out plans for relief for Americans who have Read More

Whistleblower Claims Wrongful Termination After Complaining About COVID Protocols at Workplace

A whistleblower claims he was wrongfully terminated from his position after repeatedly raising his concerns about COVID-19 protocols at Trojan Battery Co. in Santa Fe Springs. The company was the subject Read More

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