Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ filed a new Fair Housing Act (FHA) complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Creve Coeur, Missouri's town council has just unanimously amended its non-discrimination ordinance by banning employment (and other) discrimination based upon gender identity and sexual orientation.
On April 29th we discussed the disturbing trend of an increase in the number of Muslims filing charges and lawsuits alleging employment discrimination on the basis of religion, and noted the statistics and a few recent charges filed.
In our blogs of 312 and 318 we talked about how the Missouri legislature passed, and the Governor vetoed, a bill that would have weakened the rights of workers who allege employment discrimination.
As we predicted in our blog of March 12th, the Governor of Missouri vetoed a bill that would have diminished the rights of workers who allege employment discrimination claims.
We noted in our blog of February 29, 2012, that embattled still-Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin sits poised to sign a bill passed by the state legislature which would repeal the state’s Fair Employment Act to eliminate compensatory and punitive damages if a plaintiff proves employment discrimination.
In a rather new twist on the working time class action trend, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. is being sued in a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action, where the underlying theory is that the company has denied union representatives compensation for their time performing union-related duties.