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It’s the world series of discrimination trials! Catch it!

USA - September 25 2015 T.J. Simers, a notorious well-known former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, has sued the owners of the Times, contending that he was let

Under the bus: feds’ new focus on individual wrongdoers has implications for employers

USA - September 24 2015 The U.S. Department of Justice has recently issued a memorandum entitled "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing." According to the

Can you terminate an employee for acting in self-defense? Maybe not.

USA - September 25 2015 Late last week, the Utah Supreme Court decided that an employer who terminates an employee for acting in self-defense can be liable for wrongful

EEOC wins most of discovery dispute in transgender case

USA - September 25 2015 In July, I posted about a discovery dispute in the transgender lawsuit going on in the Detroit area. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has

Yes, employers may have to accommodate even “crazy” religious beliefs.

USA - September 4 2015 Employers, it is a losing battle to debate theology with your employees who request religious accommodation. If you don’t believe me, ask

Bipartisan CA paycheck fairness bill aims to enhance pay equality and end salary secrecy

USA - October 6 2015 Wait. Doesn't California already have an equal pay law? Well, yes. In fact, California has prohibited wage discrimination on the basis of sex since

HR fun puzzle: find what the AARP did right with this underperforming employee

USA - October 2 2015 If the AARP can’t win summary judgment in an age discrimination case, then who can? Who’d believe that the American Association of Retired Persons

Breaking: Young and UPS settle pregnancy lawsuit

USA - October 2 2015 Young v. UPS is ovah! Law360 reported this morning that Peggy Young and United Parcel Service have settled their pregnancy

T.J. Simers discrimination trial: are you paranoid if they really are out to get you?

USA - October 2 2015 T.J. Simers, a well-known former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is suing the Times for age and disability discrimination. We're

Shrink says sports columnist may not recover from depression

USA - September 29 2015 The psychiatrist for sports columnist T.J. Simers testified yesterday that Mr. Simers has major depressive disorder and general anxiety as a result