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Seventh Circuit Calls for Employees To Have “Thick Skin” in Sexual Harassment Case

USA - January 17 2019 On December 26, 2018, in the case of Amy Swyear v. Fare Foods Corporation, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a ruling granting summary judgment to a…

Illinois Health Care Providers Subject to New Rules Regarding Workplace Violence

USA - January 14 2019 The Illinois Health Care Violence Prevention Act, 210 ILCS 160/1 et seq., went into effect on January 1, 2019. The act, which is designed to address…

EEOC Data for FY 2018 Shows Uptick in Sexual Harassment Claims as Number of Other Claims Falls

USA - October 24 2018 On October 4, 2018, the EEOC announced preliminary sexual harassment data for FY 2018, which ended September 30. The acting chair of the agency…

Seventh Circuit Strikes Municipal Right-To-Work Law, Splitting with the Sixth Circuit

USA - October 15 2018 On September 28, 2018, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a ruling striking down a right-to-work ordinance passed by the village of Lincolnshire, Ill…

Seventh Circuit Defines Appropriate Test for Joint Employer Liability Under Title VII

USA - September 20 2018 In a September 11, 2018 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court decision and in doing so clarified the…