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Nondisparagement clause applied only to employee, so supervisor’s comments did not invalidate release

January 16th, 2018

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
Although a pro se employee’s former supervisor, whom she accused of sexually harassing her, purportedly made disparaging comments about her character and work ethic after she left the company, this did not invalidate the separation agreement and release she had signed prior to her departure, a federal district court in New York [Read more...]

Fox exec fired for alleged sexual assault can’t advance claims blasting joint statement in NYT article

January 12th, 2018

By Marjorie Johnson, J.D.
A federal district court in New York threw out a lawsuit brought by a former Fox executive who, after being fired in the wake of allegations that he sexual assaulted a female Fox News contributor, claimed that the network was part of a far-reaching conspiracy to disparage and defame him by issuing [Read more...]

$3M proposed deal would end Uber class action on behalf of New York drivers

January 12th, 2018

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
Under a proposed agreement submitted by the two named plaintiffs, rideshare giant Uber would pay $3 million to settle class breach of contract and other claims of drivers in the State of New York, largely focused on the company’s failure to remit tips to drivers and practice of urging passengers not to [Read more...]

Seyfarth Shaw class action report: Wage-hour settlements top exposure for companies in 2018

January 11th, 2018

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has released its 14th annual edition of the Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, a complete guide to workplace-related complex litigation, which reveals wage and hour litigation to be the area of greatest exposure for corporations as we move into 2018. In this year’s report, Seyfarth analyzed a record number of 1,408 class [Read more...]

Christian account exec can’t show reasons for firing him were pretext for religious, gender bias

January 11th, 2018

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
Title VII does not impose a legal obligation to provide an employee with an articulated basis for dismissal at the time of firing, and an employer is not bound as a matter of law to whatever reasons might have been provided, the Eighth Circuit observed, rejecting an employee’s assertion that the court [Read more...]