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Legal News
30 Nov 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Monday. In Green v. Brennan [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments to determine whether, under federal employment discrimination law, the filing period for a constructive discharge claim begins to run when an employee resigns, as … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Ukrainian Parliament [official website] approved legislation Thursday to protect individuals from sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, removing the last barrier to EU visa-free travel into the country. The bill failed several times [Kiev Post report] before receiving 234 votes, surpassing the requisite 226 votes needed to pass … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jul 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) [advocacy website] on Wednesday filed a lawsuit [text] against United Parcel Services, Inc. (UPS) [official website] for their discriminatory employment policies. The complaint alleges that UPS's employment policies have violated Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights act of … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 8-1 Monday in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. [SCOTUSblog materials] in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch [corporate website]. The question before the court was whether an employer … [read more]


Legal News
27 May 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Tuesday in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter [SCOTUSblog materials] that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) [18 USC § 3287] applies only to criminal offenses, and that its first-to-file bars claims … [read more]


Academic Commentary
22 May 2015
by Caroline Mala Corbin of University of Miami School of Law
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Caroline Mala Corbin, of University of Miami School of Law, discusses whether filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption is a substantial burden on religious liberty... Does filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption from a law constitute a substantial burden on religious … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2015
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that courts have authority to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) [official website] has fulfilled its duty under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [text] to attempt conciliation. Additionally, the court ruled that the appropriate … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2015
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two cases on Monday. In Spokeo v. Robins [docket], the court is asked [cert petition, PDF] to determine whether Congress may confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm and who therefore could … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 in Young v. United Parcel Service [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a plaintiff may satisfy the requirement to show a prima facie case of discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) [EEOC backgrounder] by showing that the employer accommodates … [read more]


Legal News
25 Feb 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments on Wednesday in two cases. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. [docket], the court heard arguments [transcript, PDF] on whether an employer can be liable [questions presented, PDF] under Title VII [text] of the Civil … [read more]


Student Commentary
21 Jan 2015
by Ayanna Thomas of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Joseph Macklin

JURIST Guest Columnist Ayanna Thomas, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the tenth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Thomas discusses racial discrimination in the workplace... A federal jury in New York … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Tuesday. In Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court has been asked to settle a circuit split [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] regarding whether and to what extent courts can … [read more]


Features
20 Dec 2014
by Vanessa Griffith

In 1978 the US Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act as an amendment to the sex discrimination section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Prior to the Act, there were various Supreme Court cases that dealt with issues of employment discrimination against pregnant women and demonstrated a need for … [read more]


Features
20 Dec 2014
by Christopher Dellana

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is an amendment to the Title VII provision against sex discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination against pregnant women, women seeking to become pregnant and recent mothers stems from concerns about workplace productivity. In 1932, in the throes of the Great Depression, … [read more]


Student Commentary
17 Dec 2014
by Nick Stratouly of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Nick Stratouly, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the eighth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Stratouly discusses gaps in federal anti-discrimination legislation...July 2, 1964. A snapshot of the … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Young v. United Parcel Service [transcript, PDF] the justices considered whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act [EEOC backgrounder] requires an employer that provides work accommodations to non-pregnant employees with work limitations to provide work accommodations to … [read more]


Student Commentary
18 Nov 2014
by Pardis Camarda of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Pardis Camarda, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the sixth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Camarda discusses attractiveness discrimination within the Title VII protection against sex discrimination...In light … [read more]


Legal News
23 Oct 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Japan [official website, in Japanese] on Thursday ordered a retrial on a woman's claims that she was demoted due to her pregnancy. A physiotherapist asked her employer for a less strenuous job position for the duration of her pregnancy. However, after she had the baby … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] Thursday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] to 11 cases, adding them to the docket for decision for the upcoming term. In the case Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court has been asked to rule on the constitutionality … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jul 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Monday signed an executive order [text; fact sheet] barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include [USA Today … [read more]

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