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SCOTUS agrees to consider whether pregnant workers must be able to perform the essential functions of the job

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 9 2014

Last week, in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.,the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to answer the question of whether an employer is required to

Court holds employer is responsible for conciliation failure because it refused to make counter-offer to EEOC's baseless monetary demand

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 20 2013

Recently, in EEOC v. Wedco, Inc., No. 3:12-CV-00523 (D. Nev. March 12, 1013), the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada considered whether

Subjective decision making strikes again class certification denied for lack of commonality and typicality in case involving discretionary selection system for promotions, training, and pay increases

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 9 2013

On September 29, 2013, Chief Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in Bryant, et al. v

Ma (Labs) knows bestCalifornia court uses Comcast to reject certification of an off-the-clock claim

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 14 2014

California is bringing Comcast home - last week, California employers were the beneficiary of some down-home wisdom coming out of San Francisco

Rise of the zombie lawsuit: Fifth Circuit revives former Dukes class member’s individual claims against her former employer

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • April 15 2014

As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

New ruling in Berndt illustrates the key to ascertainability for class certification

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 25 2012

Success or failure in workplace class action litigation is not unlike selling real estate - location, location, and location is all important

Tennessee District Court dismisses untimely class claims filed against Wal-mart, but provides roadmap for appellate review

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2013

As we discussed previously here, in the wake of the class certification denial by the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct

Broad discovery allowed by magistrate judge in plaintiffs' quest to certify a class in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart litigation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2013

As our blog readers may remember, the fourth amended complaint filed by plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:01-CV-02252 (N.D. Cal

Court finds the EEOC's delay in pursuing lawsuit unreasonable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2012

On June 28, 2012, Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina gave employers an additional tool for combating an increasingly common EEOC practice of dragging out investigations and the initiation of lawsuits

California court of appeal limits plaintiffs' request for discovery to locate new class representatives in a "headless" class action

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 5 2011

In a ruling on April 25, 2011, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District in Starbucks v. Superior Court (Lords), No. G043650 (Cal. App. Apr. 25, 2011), overturned a trial court's order allowing a fishing expedition to find class representatives in a "headless" class action