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Through the looking glass: Sixth Circuit overturns Proposal 2’s prohibition on affirmative action in Michigan universities.
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

Last Thursday, by an 8-7 vote (with two judges not participating), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. University of Michigan, finding a provision of the Michigan Constitution to be, well, unconstitutional

Adverse employment action based on hostility generally does not amount to gender discrimination
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2011

Thirty years ago, the Chicago Public School System hired Jessica Benuzzi, a white woman now in her fifties, as one of its first female custodial assistants

Qualifying service & tribunal fees
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • October 5 2011

I mentioned on Monday that BIS announced the increase from one to two years of the qualifying period for raising an unfair dismissal claim from 1 April 2012

U. S. Supreme Court unanimously recognizes ministerial exception to employment discrimination laws
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

On January 11, 2012, the United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed the existence of a “ministerial exception” grounded in both the Free Exercise Clause and Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that operates as an affirmative defense to bar a “minister” from suing a religious institution for employment discrimination

Gimme that ol' time religion!
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2011

The previously quietly slumbering area of religious discrimination has been thrust into the news lately. In our blog entry for September 21, 2011, we noted the general principle that Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-2, prohibits discrimination based upon, among many other things, religion

Philosophical belief discrimination tribunals out to get conspiracy theorists?!
  • Wedlake Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2011

There are amongst us those who believe that certain events are actually part of a larger conspiracy, see for example, JFK's assassination, allegations that the moon landings were fake and Michael Jackson did not die - he just became LaToya Jackson full-time

The value of the truth plaintiffs’ credibility
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 9 2012

In April 2012, the Cairns Supreme Court handed down the decisions of Hosmer v Cook Shire Council

A new challenge to President Obama's recess appointments in federal court means a decision on the constitutionality of the appointments is getting closer
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

The first challenge to President Obama's recess appointments, which was an attempt to bootstrap the issue to a federal lawsuit targeting the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Board's ("NLRB") notice-posting rule, has come and gone

Court of Appeal says Human Rights Act not engaged at internal disciplinary hearings
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2012

An employer does not need to comply with the procedural requirements of Article 6 of the Human Rights Convention when dismissing a member of staff, according to the Court of Appeal in last month’s decision involving the dismissal of an NHS doctor

Supreme Court hears Noel Canning oral argument
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2014

The Supreme Court wasted no time Monday getting to the "important stuff" on its first day of oral arguments in 2014. The Court heard argument in the