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Illinois Federal Court Grants Class Certification To Cook County Department Of Corrections Applicants Based On Allegedly Discriminatory Entrance Exams

USA - August 11 2022 On August 8, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification for a class of…

Sarah K. Bauman, Jennifer A. Riley

Federal Court Extinguishes Firefighters’ Class Action Claims In Race Discrimination Lawsuit

USA - July 20 2022 In Savage, et al. V. The City of Springfield, Case No. 3:18-CV-30614, 2022 LEXIS 124587 (D. Mass. July 14, 2022), a federal court…

Alex W. Karasik

Fifth Circuit Finds The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not A Natural Disaster Under The WARN Act

USA - June 24 2022 In Easom v. US Well Servs., No. 21-20202, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 16556 (5th Cir. June 15, 2022), the employer defendant invoked the…

Aaron A. Bauer, Alex W. Karasik

The EEOC Overlooks Pleading Defects In Seeking TRO, Resulting In Denial By Nebraska Federal Court

USA - May 5 2022 In EEOC v. BNSF Railway Co., Case No. 8:21-CV-369 (D. Neb. April 28, 2022), Judge Brian C. Buescher of the U.S. District Court for…

Sarah K. Bauman

EEOC Update: The Commission Releases Its FY 2023 Budget Justification And FY 2021 Performance Report

USA - March 29 2022 On March 28, 2022, the EEOC released its fiscal year 2023 budget justification (see here) and fiscal year 2021 performance report…