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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…

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…

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…

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…

Georgia Federal Court Denies Class Certification To AT&T Employees In Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

USA - March 27 2022 In Allen et al. V. AT&T Mobility Services, LLC, Case No. 1:18-CV-03730 (N. D. Ga. March 21, 2022), Plaintiffs alleged that AT&T…

A Tax Season Cautionary Tale: Court Penalizes Employer For Not Paying Payroll Tax Per EEOC Consent Decree

USA - March 6 2022 In EEOC v. Sherwood Food Distributors, Inc., No. 16-CV-2386, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32921 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 24, 2022), a federal…

5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #5 The Continuing Impact Of Arbitration

USA - January 20 2022 Workplace arbitration programs continued to have a profound impact on workplace class action litigation in 2021. Such programs influenced the nature…