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The Sixth Circuit clarifies the narrow reach of McDonnell Douglas
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 5 2012

Earlier this week, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated the individual claim and proposed class-action of Plaintiff-Appellant Kathryn Keys (“Plaintiff”), an African-American female who alleged that her former employer, Defendant-Appellee Humana, Inc. (“Humana”) engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African American managers and professional staff


The EEOC's new and improved (or at least more detailed) Enforcement Guidance on arrest & conviction records
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

As promised in a previous post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Enforcement Guidance concerning the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended


The Sixth Circuit clarifies the reach of McDonnell Douglas
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 3 2012

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated the individual claim and proposed class-action of Plaintiff Kathryn Keys, an African-American female who alleged that her former employer engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African American managers and professional staff


The divided Sixth Circuit affirms a "lamentable-but-benign" discrimination claim
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 3 2012

A deeply divided panel upheld an award on Tuesday to Plaintiff Clifford Litton (“Plaintiff”), an African-American custodian who accused the Talawanda School District (“District”) of racial discrimination and retaliation when he was involuntarily transferred to a new school building and his request to transfer back was denied


NLRB delays posting requirement again
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

On December 23, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) announced that it would postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule to April 30, 2012


Sixth Circuit clarifies "honest belief" standard
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated Plaintiff-Appellant Johnnie Brooks, Jr.’s (“Brooks”) claim under the Age Discrimination Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq., (“ADEA”) finding Brooks established a prima facie case of age discrimination and provided sufficient evidence of pretext to survive summary judgment


Volunteers may tip the scales for unsuspecting American non-profit “employers”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

The current financial crisis has left non-profit organizations turning to volunteers as a means of dealing with technology services, program development, staff training or even fundraising


Is a pre-eligibility leave request a viable basis for FMLA claims?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

Yes, in a case of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed that a pre-eligibility request for post-eligibility leave may serve as a viable basis for interference and retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA


Expansion of discrimination law
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) forbids employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin


Another posting for employers: new NLRB posting obligation for employers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 30 2011

Effective November 14, 2011, private employers will be required to post a workplace notice of employee rights under the National Labor Rights Act