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The Story Behind Workplace Class Action Filings In 2016 - Trend 4
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2017

As profiled in our Workplace Class Action Report for 2017, overall complex employment-related litigation filings increased in 2016 insofar as


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


Just What The Doctor Ordered: Court Denies The EEOC’s Motion For Summary Judgment In ADA Suit Regarding Employer’s Wellness Program
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2016

After an employer in Wisconsin implemented a wellness program that required employees to take a health risk assessment if they wanted to participate


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


The EEOC rules that existing federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

In a landmark ruling on July 15, 2015 in _____ name of charging party kept secret v. Foxx, EEOC Appeal No. 2012-24738-FAA-03 (July 15, 2015), the U


U.S. Supreme Court recognizes fundamental right to same-sex marriage nationwide: impact of the decision on employers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

In a landmark decision, today the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a fundamental right for same-sex couples to marry throughout the country. In a 5-4


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


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


2016’s Top 5 Most Intriguing Developments In EEOC-Initiated Litigation (And A Preview Of Our Annual EEOC Litigation Report)
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2016

We are once again pleased to offer our loyal readers our annual analysis of the five most intriguing developments in EEOC litigation in 2016, along


Implications for Employers In Navigating Transgender Employee Requests For Access To Employer Facilities
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2015

A transgender woman filed a complaint last week against a large healthcare employer alleging sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. The