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Humana will pay $2.5M to resolve pay discrimination allegations affecting 753 women

March 22nd, 2018

Humana Inc. will pay $2.5 million in back wages and interest under a conciliation agreement with the Department of Labor to resolve allegations of pay discrimination against 753 women at the health insurance company’s headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. The move followed a routine compliance evaluation by the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Humana [Read more...]


The Weinstein Company releases sexual harassment victims from NDAs

March 22nd, 2018

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
The company of a man who catapulted the “Me Too” movement into a continuing media spotlight, prompting employers to audit their own workplace practices, has announced that it is releasing both victims of and witnesses to legendary producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct from nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) designed to shut them up, according [Read more...]


Counsel properly sanctioned under Rule 37 absent best efforts to have expert appear at deposition

March 21st, 2018

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
Finding that Rule 45 is not the only mechanism for compelling a nonparty to appear at a deposition, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a federal magistrate judge’s contempt judgment imposing Rule 37 sanctions against plaintiffs’ counsel for failing to make any effort, much less his best effort, to have plaintiffs’ expert economist [Read more...]


No sanctions for suit alleging hacking, surveillance in reprisal for sex harassment allegations

March 21st, 2018

By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D.
Demonstrating the myriad manifestations of the #MeToo litigation explosion, a federal district court in New York refused to sanction a former Fox News analyst and commentator for a lawsuit in which she alleged federal wiretap and Stored Communications Act (SCA) violations, as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress claims—based on [Read more...]


EEOC may inspect, photograph work area to which rejected applicant would be assigned

March 21st, 2018

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
In a religious discrimination suit by the EEOC on behalf of a job applicant rejected because her religion precluded her from wearing pants, the agency was granted in part its motion to compel the defendant to allow entry, inspection, and videotaping of the area to which she would have been assigned. [Read more...]