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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 21 Aug 2014

Promoting company culture: harnessing happiness or discriminating on the basis of religion?

Does an employer discriminate against employees when it requires them to participate in corporate wellness programs? The Equal Employment Opportunity

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 19 Aug 2014

Bills and cases and executive orders, oh my! Following the road to LGBT equal protection

This summer has been hot in temperature, but also in topics especially when it comes to balancing equal protection with sincerely held religious

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 31 Jul 2014

President Obama signs Executive Order on LGBT workplace equality

On Monday, July 21, 2014, President Obama approved and signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 17 Jul 2014

End around ENDA?

For several years, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights groups have been lobbying Congress to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 17 Jul 2014

Effective July 1, 2014: new Tennessee laws

New Tennessee laws took effect on July 1, 2014, including changes to the workers' compensation system, caps on damages in suits under the State's

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 12 Jun 2014

Houston joins sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination ban

Houston, Texas now prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Houston is the last major city in

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 15 May 2014

Is forum shopping for equal rights on the horizon?

Race discrimination claims brought by members of the racial majority have long been recognized as legitimate claims under Title VII of the Civil

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 26 Mar 2014

Why can’t we be friends? the expanding scope of third party retaliation claims

Of all workplace discrimination claims employers are likely to face, retaliation claims top the list, comprising over one-third of all claims filed

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 10 Mar 2014

Seventh Circuit: EEOC’s failure to conciliate not an affirmative defense

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the EEOC's alleged failure to conciliate is not an affirmative defense to a discrimination suit

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 16 Jan 2014

EEOC provides clarification on use of criminal history information in hiring decisions

What are the requirements for employers that use criminal history information in making employment decisions? Are employers required to take on the

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