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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

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

Separation agreement attack redux EEOC takes another swing at employer’s standard release language, and loses on key claims

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2014

Earlier this year, we blogged about the EEOC's aggressive attack on CVS Pharmacy Inc.'s standard release agreement which contained terms more

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

And the drum beat continues - another court finds the EEOC's pre-litigation conciliation efforts insufficient

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 19 2013

In yet another case regarding the sufficiency of the EEOC's pre-litigation conciliation efforts, Judge Marcia Kriger of the U.S. District Court for

Facilitating facilities in the workplace: the DFEH litigates a gender identity access case

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2014

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") makes both gender identity and gender expression characteristics protected against employment

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

The EEOC secures approval of $11 million consent decree in its largest settlement of 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2012

The EEOC secured approval of its largest settlement in 2012 this past week in EEOC v. Yellow Transportation, Inc. and YRC, Inc., No. 09-7693 (N.D. Ill. June 28, 2012), a pattern or practice lawsuit involving allegations of systemic race discrimination

Seventh Circuit's ruling on class certification in sex discrimination case could impact Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2011

On March 30, the Seventh Circuit issued an important opinion blessing a district court's decision to deny class certification in Randall, et al. v. Rolls-Royce Corporation, et al., No. 10-3446 (7th Cir. Mar. 30, 2011

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