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Washington Court holds employer farm’s ban on guests in employee housing illegal

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 10 2014

On November 3, 2014, Honorable Susan K. Cook of the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of Skagit entered an order

Managing transgender issues in the workplace following the EEOC's Macy ruling

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

Although no federal statute explicitly prohibits employment discrimination based on gender identity, courts have increasingly held that transgender individuals are protected from discrimination under federal law

Plaintiffs' claims in Wal-Mart survive to see the light of another day - court denies Wal-Mart's request for interlocutory appeal

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2012

We previously blogged about Judge Charles R. Breyer’s September 21, 2012 Order denying Wal-Mart’s motion to dismiss the fourth amended complaint in the continuing saga of Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:01-CV-02252 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 21, 2012

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • 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

The EEOC secures injunctive relief in sex harassment lawsuit

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2012

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada recently issued an opinion in EEOC v. Prospect Airport Services, Inc., U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103256 (D. Nev. July 25, 2012), which granted the EEOC sweeping injunctive relief and ordered the Defendant to implement steps to deter future violations of sexual harassment

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

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Plaintiffs' promise of "death by a thousand cuts" comes true - redux of Dukes allegations continues with thousands of individual claims

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2012

As we previously reported in this blog, the plaintiffs' class action bar are resourceful and creative, and their threatened tactic of imposing “death by a thousand cuts” continues following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011

Enough is enough: Retail Litigation Center advises court that the EEOC has overstepped in attack on releases

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2014

As many of our loyal readers are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District

“What’s her phone number?” and other court-approved discovery requests in workplace class actions

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the war continues over pre-certification access to the personal information of