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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...]


Longtime Dow employee replaced after leave gets trial on FMLA retaliation claim

January 11th, 2018

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
A marketing employee with decades of documented good performance and promotions at Dow, who was removed from her position for purported performance problems and replaced by a male employee (at a higher salary despite his lesser qualifications) after she took medical leave for an eye injury suffered while on business travel, [Read more...]


Close proximity between employee’s military leave notice and firing shows retaliation

January 10th, 2018

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
In view of the fact that an employee notified his supervisor of his need for leave for military training, and he was terminated before he could return from his annual leave, a federal district court in Florida concluded that a reasonable jury could find that the employer engaged in retaliatory conduct by [Read more...]


‘Salacious’ hostile environment harassment allegations against CEO, other execs won’t be stricken

January 10th, 2018

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
Allegations that a managing partner required, as part of an employee’s duties, that she arrange marketing events such that he could “pimp out” his wife and her “scantily clad” friends to wealthy clients were directly related to the employee’s Title VII and state-law hostile work environment claims, concluded a federal district [Read more...]