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Fisher Phillips | USA | 27 Jun 2017

New Legislation Allows Philadelphia to Shut Down Local Businesses Who Violate Its Anti-Discrimination Laws

The City of Philadelphia will now have the authority to shut down a business within the city for an undefined “period of time” if the business


Ford & Harrison LLP | USA | 25 May 2017

Federal Judge Rules that Transgender Employee's ADA Claim May Proceed

On May 18, 2017, in the first decision of its kind, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that transgender people are not categorically barred


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 3 Jun 2011

EEOC's "fishing expedition" cut short in Pennsylvania

As we have reported in other posts, there have been a disturbing trend in federal district courts to give the EEOC significant latitude in the scope of its investigations.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2011

Class certification denied in ADA termination lawsuit over maximum leave of absence policy

On April 21, 2011, Judge Terrence F. McVerry of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denied class certification in Chedwick, et al. v. UPMC dba University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Case No. 07-806 (W.D. Pa. Apr. 21, 2011).


Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2011

Philadelphia expands protections afforded by the Fair Practices Ordinance

Philadelphia employers should ensure that they are in compliance with the expanded discrimination and retaliation provisions of the City's amended Fair Practices Ordinance, signed into law on March 24, 2011, by Mayor Michael Nutter.


Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 10 Feb 2011

New bill proposes overhaul to Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance

Two members of Philadelphia City Council have introduced a bill that would modify the protections against discrimination under the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance by adding "domestic or sexual violence victim status," "familial status," and "genetic information" as protected classes.

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