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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2016

Taco Bell Drive-Thru Discriminates Against Hearing-Impaired, Lawsuit Alleges

A deaf consumer has filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell Corp. and two franchisees alleging the company discriminated against her by refusing to allow

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2015

Rudd Center Survey Finds Support for Laws Against Weight Discrimination

The University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has conducted a study assessing public support for policies and laws that would

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2014

USDA final rule amends nondiscrimination regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule clarifying "the roles and responsibilities of USDA's Office of the Assistant

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2014

Black farmers not included in settlement denied reconsideration

A federal court in Washington, D.C., has reportedly refused to reconsider its denial of hundreds of claims by African-American farmers who alleged

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 4 Oct 2013

Red lobster sued for sexually hostile environment

As the fiscal year came to a close and on the eve of the federal government shutdown, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed nearly

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 12 Jul 2013

Counsel awarded $90.8 million in black farmers’ discrimination suit

A federal court has awarded $90.8 million to the attorneys who represented African-American farmers in litigation against the U.S. Department of

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 21 Jun 2013

Salesman seeks damages for obesity discrimination

A salesman has reportedly filed a discrimination lawsuit against his former employer in a New York state court alleging that the employer, who had

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2012

EEOC’s discrimination claims against Hawaiian farming operations narrowed

A federal court in Hawaii has dismissed in part a complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against farmers and a recruiting company that allegedly mistreated Thai workers.

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 25 May 2012

EEOC not entitled to medical information from Nestlé in genetic discrimination case

A federal court in Kentucky has determined that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not entitled to information about the medical examinations of Nestlé Prepared Foods employees in relation to a claim by one former employee that he was fired due to “genetic information” discrimination.

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 4 Nov 2011

Ninth Circuit allows corporations to be sued for alleged human rights abuses under ATCA

A split en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that corporations are not immune from lawsuits alleging human rights abuses filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA).

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