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BNSF Seeks New Trial After First Ever BIPA Jury Verdict Because Damages Are Unconstitutional And Unreasonable

USA - November 16 2022 BNSF Railway seeks a new trial following the verdict against it in the first ever jury verdict in an Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act…

The Future Of The EEOC: The Commission Releases A Draft Of Its Bold 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

USA - November 7 2022 On Friday, November 4, the EEOC released its draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (available here)—a blueprint of its proposed enforcement plan for the…

Geisinger Prevails 4-2 Against EEOC in Pennsylvania Federal Court, Leaving Anomalous ADA Title V Claim Ripe For Summary Judgment

USA - October 21 2022 In a wide-ranging opinion on pivotal ADA and EEOC jurisdictional issues, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in EEOC v…

EEOC Fiscal Year-End Filings Eerily Quiet: Litigation Fizzle Or Calm Before The Storm?

USA - October 3 2022 Last year was one of change and recovery for the EEOC as a result of the pandemic and new leadership. With the new leadership regime and structural…

Equal Pay Litigation Trends Update: Stretching The Boundaries Of Equal Pay Litigation

USA - September 26 2022 This is the third in a series of posts examining the new and developing trends in equal pay litigation identified in Seyfarth’s yearly publication…

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…

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…

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…

The U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Industry-Based Reading Of FAA’s Transportation Worker Exemption, Reduces Visibility For Workers Challenging Arbitration Agreements

USA - June 8 2022 As we previously reported, employers generally have found success when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up questions about the…

EEOC And DOJ Issue Important Guidance On Preventing AI- and Technology-Related Disability Discrimination

USA - May 13 2022 Entitled the “Americans With Disabilities Act and the Use of Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence to Assess Job Applicants and Employees…