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Giving light duty to injured workers but not pregnant worker did not violate PDA

October 12th, 2018

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
Granting summary judgment against a Pregnancy Discrimination Act claim by an emergency medical technician who was denied light duty when she had lifting restrictions during her pregnancy, a federal district court in Alabama found that she failed to proffer any evidence that non-pregnant employees were treated more favorably in comparable circumstances. [Read more...]


Distance disabled prof had to walk between classes supports Rehab Act claims

October 12th, 2018

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
An English professor whose ability to walk was limited by an on-the-job injury and arthritis, and who requested accommodations that included having classrooms scheduled close to one another, will proceed with two Rehabilitation Act claims, a federal district court in Maryland ruled. The remainder of her claims, including claims under the [Read more...]


Employers should be able to discriminate against LGBTQ workers based on religious beliefs, suit asserts

October 12th, 2018

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
The U.S. Pastor Council and Hotze Health & Wellness Center have teamed up to file a lawsuit against the EEOC and its Commissioners, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all of whom are charged with enforcing Title VII), challenging the EEOC’s interpretation of Title VII to make employment discrimination based on [Read more...]


$2.7M damage award against former execs for breach of restrictive covenants upheld

October 11th, 2018

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
The Tenth Circuit affirmed a $2.725 million jury award in a title company’s favor on its claims of breach of contractual and fiduciary duties against former employees who left to form a competing company and encouraged former coworkers to join them. It was clear that the jury believed that the defendants’ conduct [Read more...]


Kentucky employer can’t condition employment on agreement to arbitrate employment disputes

October 11th, 2018

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 336.700(2), which prohibits employers from conditioning employment on an employee’s agreement to arbitrate any dispute that may arise between them, did not run afoul of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), ruled the Kentucky Supreme Court. The state high court first found that, by its express provisions, KRS 336.700(2) [Read more...]