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Appeals Court Rejects Retaliation Claim Based On Religious Accommodation Request
In a case of first impression, a federal appeals court just found that an applicant's request for a religious accommodation did not constitute protected activity under Title VII for the purpose of establishing a retaliation claim.
United States
21 Nov 2018
The High Cost Of Bullying And How To Avoid It
For the first time, a court used a civil rights law to hold a school district financially accountable in a case of student bullying.
United States
27 Sep 2018
Tennis Coach Wins First Set In Gender Bias Match Against University
It goes without saying that federally funded educational institutions cannot discriminate on the basis of gender.
United States
10 Sep 2018
NYC Updates "Sexual Orientation" And "Gender" Definitions Under Human Rights Law
New York City employers will soon be required to expand existing protections against sexual orientation and gender discrimination due to an amendment ...
United States
8 Feb 2018
Child Sexual Exploitation Compels A Multifaceted Analysis: Refining The Supply And Demand Approach
Sharlene Koonce's article "Child Sexual Exploitation Compels a Multifaceted Analysis: Refining the Supply and Demand Approach" was published in the UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy Vol. 21:1.
United States
29 Nov 2017
Trio Of Bills Would Impose Human Trafficking Obligations On Lodging Industry
A trio of bills introduced recently in the California Legislature seek to involve the lodging industry in efforts to combat human trafficking.
United States
14 Mar 2017
Experts Weigh In On Title IX Transgender Regulations
In the article, "Experts Weigh in on Title IX Transgender Regulations," featured in Akron Legal News, Sarah Moore defines "What It Means to Be Transgender?" and discusses the challenges faced by these individuals.
United States
29 Jul 2016
Is Your Website ADA Compliant Or A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen?
In the article, "Is Your Website ADA Compliant or a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?" featured in Attorney at Law, Samuel Lillard stresses the importance of taking the necessary steps to ensure your company's website is ADA compliant...
United States
13 Jul 2016
Safeguard Your Federal Funding – Transgender Students And Title IX Compliance
Although the guidance is limited to K-12 schools, it is critical for all educational institutions that receive federal funding (colleges and universities included) to understand and comply with the guidance as soon as practicable.
United States
11 Jul 2016
Supreme Court Gives Boost To Affirmative Action Programs
The issue in Fisher was whether the University of Texas's use of race in selecting its undergraduate class was constitutional.
United States
30 Jun 2016
UK Modern Slavery Act Disclosure Requirements In Effect
The Act requires qualifying commercial organizations to publically disclose what actions they have taken to eliminate prohibited practices from their businesses and supply chains.
17 Jun 2016
Federal Government Guidance On Transgender Students Breaks Barriers
On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice published a guidance document for elementary and secondary schools that summarizes emerging practices for supporting transgender students.
United States
24 May 2016
Perceived Political Expression Protected By First Amendment, Supreme Court Says
In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court today held that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects both actual and perceived political speech and expression by public employees.
United States
27 Apr 2016
Human Trafficking And The Joint Employer Standard: Traps For The Unwary
Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States and abroad. Although the common assumption is that human trafficking involves sex, it can also involve labor.
United States
14 Mar 2016
Are "Bring Your Gun To Work" Policies A Good Idea?
As the national debate roils about how to handle the problem of gun violence in modern American society, employers are asking whether it makes sense to allow employees to carry firearms at work.
United States
4 Feb 2016
On A Collision Course? How Religious Entities Should Address The Legal Expansions Of Gay Marriage And Gender Identity Protections
By now you are no doubt aware that the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage across the country.
United States
6 Jan 2016
Can Your Company's Website Lead To A Lawsuit?
If your business is a place of public accommodation, you are probably already familiar with the rules from Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
United States
6 Jan 2016
Three Things You Need To Know: School Ordered To Allow Girls' Locker Room Access To Transgender Student
Should anatomically male transgender high school students who identify as female be allowed to use female locker rooms?
United States
11 Nov 2015
Do New Anti-Trafficking Requirements Apply To Your Company?
As human trafficking and other forms of exploitation of labor continue to be a focus of public attention, requirements on some employers to prevent trafficking and related abuses have recently increased.
United States
10 Nov 2015
Monitoring Employees: How Far Can You Go?
As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits.
United States
12 Jan 2015
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