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$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...]


Rehab Act claims of visually impaired employee denied request for meeting materials revived

October 11th, 2018

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
A reasonable jury could find a visually impaired employee’s request that materials for on-site meetings be distributed to her in large font, or in advance, was a reasonable accommodation, held the Fifth Circuit, noting that it has explicitly rejected the requirement that in order to constitute a reasonable accommodation, requested modifications must [Read more...]


Fired nurse-supervisor advances cat’s paw bias claims based on ageist remarks

October 10th, 2018

By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D.
Although a 54-year-old supervisory nurse was fired at the end of her “introductory period” by the same actor who hired her 90 days earlier, and all the other nurse-supervisors with whom she worked were over 40 years old, her age discrimination and retaliation claims survived summary judgment on the strength of [Read more...]


Worker’s failure to explain medical reason for FMLA leave dooms bias claims

October 10th, 2018

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
A winery employee who missed work because of emergency surgery, but who failed to explain his need for leave beyond saying it was “personal,” cannot proceed with his state-law disability discrimination claims against his former employer, a federal district court in California ruled. He presented no evidence raising a genuine dispute [Read more...]