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Tethered Rights: Liability of American Corporations for Their Foreign Subsidiaries’ Violations of Title VII

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by

Goldman & Ehrlich is pleased to announce that our associate, Sam Sedaei, recently had an article published in the American Bar Association Journal. Tethered Rights: Liability of American Corporations for Their Foreign Subsidiaries’ Violations of Title VII Corporations in the free marketplace constantly look for ways to secure advantages over their competitors. As the global economy becomes…

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Practical Aspects of Discovery in an Administrative Forum

Posted on: September 28th, 2019 by

Arthur R. Ehrlich will be speaking at the 37th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference on September 19, 2019, being held at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Join top government officials and policymakers, world-class management-side attorneys and union representatives, and leading academics for a focused day of learning about the future of the…

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D.C. Retailer and EEOC Resolve Disability Discrimination Matter

Posted on: September 28th, 2019 by

Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, which operates an outlet in Northwest Washington, agreed to pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle allegations it discriminated against two deaf employee who applied for jobs. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart refused to provide accommodations, such as closed-captioned training videos and sign language interpreters, to two hearing-impaired applicants.…

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EEOC Commissioner Speaks in Milwaukee

Posted on: August 28th, 2019 by

For the first time since 2016, Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Victoria Lipnic addressed the annual Industry Liaison Group meeting, which was held in Wisconsin this year. Commissioner Lipnic addressed two pressing employment law issues: pay equity and age discrimination. Specifically, Lipnic noted the looming September 30 deadline to comply with the EEO-1. Compliance requires most companies to…

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Mining Company and EEOC Resolve Sexual Harassment/Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on: June 28th, 2019 by

Northern Star (Pogo) LLC, an Alaska-based gold mining company, agreed to pay $690,000 and provide other relief to resolve a discrimination and retaliation action. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the company refused to promote a woman and instead promoted other, less-qualified male candidates. When Hanna Hurst applied for the promotion and then complained, Northern Star…

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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Was Targeted Over Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by

Chicago Mayoral Candidate was targeted recently over her support of anti-discrimination legislation introduced in Congress to protect members of the LGBTQ community against employment discrimination. According to a March 19, 2019 NBC News report, a distribution of homophobic flyers across Chicago’s South Side portrayed mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot as supporting a ‘Gay Equality Act’ in Illinois. While the front…

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EEOC Announces Major Pay Discrimination Settlement

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by

EEOC Announces Major Pay Discrimination Settlement Multi-state diesel engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc. agreed to pay $77,500 to settle a pay discrimination suit out of court. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Nashville worker received less than her male co-workers. Cummins officials reviewed the woman’s salary and concluded that there was a gender gap. But they…

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule on LGBT Employment Discrimination

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases this fall concerning LGBT employment discrimination, according to a CBS Chicago report. Each of the three cases arise under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law. Ultimately, the Court’s ruling may affect LGBT employees’ rights. The outcome will determine whether LGBT workers can file…

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New Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination at the University of Illinois

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by

Employees and employers alike in the Chicago area should know about a recent class action lawsuit filed against the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (UIUC). The case, Brown v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, alleges employment discrimination on the basis of race under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal…

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EEOC And UPS Resolve Religious Discrimination Matter Through Settlement

Posted on: January 28th, 2019 by

Just as the partial government shutdown shuttered the doors at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced a $4.9 million settlement in a religious discrimination case. According to the agency, the shipping company refused to hire persons with long hair or beards, even if their appearance had a religious reason. Furthermore, UPS delayed religious accommodation requests…

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