NYTimes Article: U.S. Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

By NOAM SCHEIBER, JULY 17, 2015, NY Times The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The commission’s ruling, issued this week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of […]

Wal-Mart sued for failing to provide health insurance to same-sex partners

By Eric Larson, Bloomberg News, June 14, 2015 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused of discriminating against gay employees in a lawsuit that pits the biggest U.S. retailer against rights activists just weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide. In a proposed class-action complaint, Wal-Mart employee Jacqueline Cote says the company failed to provide health insurance […]

$1.5 Million Sexual Harassment Verdict Affirmed by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

This post is from The National Trial Lawyers. Posted May 19, 2015 by Starkeisha Tucker: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $1.5 million verdict against a high-tech company for a manager’s sexual harassment and retaliation against three female employees. The defendant, New Breed Logistics, now known as XPO Logistics-Supply Chain, is based in High […]

EEOC Issues Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

EEOC Press Release, June 25, 2015 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued an update of its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (Guidance), along with a question and answer document and a fact sheet for small businesses.  All are available on the EEOC’s website at http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/enforcement_guidance.cfm. The updates to the […]