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Abercrombie Settles Hijab Discrimination Suits

Abercrombie & Fitch agreed on Sept. 23 to settle two employment discrimination suits with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission based on the clothing retailer’s firing and refusing to hire workers who wore hijabs, or Muslim headscarves.   Hijabs in the Crossfire In one case, a federal judge on Sept. 3 had found Abercrombie liable for religious discrimination for firing a Muslim teen, Umme-Hani Khan, from her stockroom position after she refused to remove her hijab, according to the EEOC. …

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Posted 10 months ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Adds Obstacles to Employee Retaliation Claims

Workers who bring retaliation claims against their employers must show that they would not have faced any adverse employment action if not for bringing a protected civil rights complaint, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The employee must show that their complaint was the reason for their demotion or termination, not just one reason among others, the court decided in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar. “Title VII retaliation claims must be proved according to traditional principles of but-for …

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Posted 10 months ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Adds Obstacles to Discrimination Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workplace supervisors are defined by their ability to hire and fire other employees, a decision that will make it more difficult for workers to bring discrimination lawsuits. The Court ruled 5-4 in Vance v. Ball State that merely directing the activities of an employee is not sufficient for someone to be considered a supervisor for the purposes of hashing out workplace civil rights violations. The case hinged on Maetta Vance, an employee of the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court to Define Supervisors in Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court on Nov. 26 heard arguments in a case that could redefine who is considered a supervisor in the workplace for legal purposes. The ruling could have far-reaching effects, because the broader the definition of supervisor, the easier it is for employees to bring discrimination cases against their employer. In Vance v. Ball State University, justices will decide whether the university is responsible for alleged racial harassment experienced by a catering employee. Maetta Vance was the only black …

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EEOC Targets Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnancy brings a host of new concerns to an expectant mother’s life — but whether she’ll be forced out of her job shouldn’t be one of them. Pregnancy discrimination has become a hot-button issue for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. If your employer thinks your pregnancy makes you a liability, it may be in trouble. Find Out More…   Red Lobster Short-Changes Servers to Avoid Obamacare Sticking it to …

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