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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


The EEOC gets knocked out of the ring
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2012

On August 7, 2012, Judge Martin Reidinger of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina “knocked out” the EEOC’s lawsuit against Propak Logistics, Inc. (“Propak”) - in EEOC v. Propak Logistics Inc., No. 1:09-CV-311 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 7, 2012), - due to the EEOC’s unreasonable and prejudicial delay in prosecuting the suit


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


New ruling in Berndt illustrates the key to ascertainability for class certification
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

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


Texas district court allows former Dukes plaintiffs to appeal dismissal of discrimination claims found time-barred
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2013

As we previously reported, on October 28, 2012, former class members in Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. filed a lawsuit entitled Odle, et al


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


The EEOC's "fishing expedition" results in partial dismissal of its claims
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

Joining a growing line of cases reflecting judicial intolerance for questionable litigation tactics, the recent ruling in EEOC v. American Somoa Government, et al., No. 11-CV-00525 (D. Haw. Oct. 5, 2012), rejected the EEOC’s “shoot first, aim later” tactics and granted partial summary judgment to the employer


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


No love: Florida district court dismisses class allegations filed as untimely under Eleventh Circuit’s “no-piggyback rule”
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2013

As discussed here, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decertification of a nationwide class in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541


The Supreme Court weighs the Constitutionality of restricting marriage to opposite sex couples, and the impact their decision may have for employers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on two questions regarding the Constitutionality of state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex