December 4, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Young v. United Parcel Service the justices considered whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer that provides work accommodations to non-pregnant employees with work limitations to provide work accommodations ...[read more]
June 30, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in five cases. In Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission the court will consider whether and to what extent a court may enforce the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) mandatory duty to conciliate discrimination claims ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Affirmative action has an extensive legislative history with origins dating back to early debates concerning the application of the Fourteenth Amendment. The first governmental reference to affirmative action in the US was Executive Order 10925, issued by US President John F. Kennedy in March ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled in favor of a transgender woman who endured physical and verbal harassment during her employment as a federal contractor in Maryland. The woman, who has not been publicly identified, filed a complaint last year under Title VII of the ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On July 2, 1964, US President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. The Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or gender in places of public accommodation and employment. The act's many titles include the protection ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On October 15, 1991, the US Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas's nomination to serve as US Supreme Court Justice in place of retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Thomas's confirmation passed 52-48, the narrowest margin of a US Supreme Court confirmation in more than a century. The hearings ...[read more]
September 8, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ruled that disabled employees are to be appointed within their company to vacant positions that they are qualified to hold. The case was brought in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against United Airlines, now ...[read more]
April 24, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) has ruled that Title VII employment discrimination protections extend to transgender individuals. The decision came as a result of an employment discrimination complaint filed by the Transgender Law Center (TLC) on behalf of Mia Macy, a ...[read more]
January 21, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Pasek of Cozen O'Connor says that despite the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, there is little guidance given on how to uniformly apply the ministerial exemption to varying circumstances...What are we ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC that the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar wrongful termination lawsuits when the employer is a religious group and the employee is one of the ...[read more]

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