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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 18 Nov 2010

EEOC publishes final regulations implementing Title II of GINA

Thanks to the decoding of the human genome, many genetic tests now exist that can help determine whether individuals may be at risk of developing specific diseases or disorders.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2010

Psychotherapist-patient privilege waived when plaintiff sought damages for emotional distress

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer who terminated an employee for insubordination.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2009

Supreme Court rules for employer in maternity leave case

In AT&T Corp. v. Hulteen, the United States Supreme Court was asked to determine whether employers violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by not fully restoring service credit for pregnancy leaves taken before the 1978 passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) for employees who retire post-PDA.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 13 Feb 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is first legislation signed by President Obama

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 16 Oct 2008

Wave of the future: will the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act raise the tide of employment litigation?

Just as employment discrimination claims are on the rise, Congress recently passed a new law, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), prohibiting discrimination by employers or insurers on the basis of individuals’ genetic information, and creating a new private right of action.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2008

Personal appearance discrimination statutes: is beauty now in the eye of the legislature?

In March 2008, Massachusetts legislators heard testimony from organizations denouncing “heightism” and urging “fat acceptance.”


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2008

Courts increasingly recognize discrimination by association claims

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of1964 prohibits an employer from discriminating, with respect to the terms, conditions and privileges of employment, against an employee because of the employee’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 30 May 2007

What employers should know about EEOC’s new guidance on discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities

Employers should take note of a recently-released guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) concerning “Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities.”

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