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3rd Circuit Clarifies Standard in Workplace Harassment Cases

On July 18, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett In a decision issued last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit clarified that a single comment may give rise to a claim of workplace harassment.  In its decision, issued in Castleberry v. STI Group, the court reinstated harassment claims brought by two African […]

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Notice of Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence Now Required for New Hires in California

On July 12, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner Last September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2337, which, effective July 1, 2017, requires California employers with 25 or more employees to provide written notice of workplace rights for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  Those rights, which include the rights to […]

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A Look at the EEOC’s Latest Guidance on National Origin

On January 13, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Rachel A.H. Horton The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The enforcement guidance is significantly more detailed than the last iteration of this guidance published in 2002. Although the overarching legal framework […]

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EEOC Settles First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit

On July 6, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that it had settled a suit against Pallet Companies (doing business as IFCO Systems) for $202,200.  As we previously discussed here, this suit is one of the first cases filed by the EEOC in which the agency […]

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