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Google’s bid to dismiss OFCCP action on access to compensation records fails

May 9th, 2017

By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D.
A DOL administrative law judge has denied Google Inc.’s motion to dismiss an OFCCP administrative action in which the agency asserts the company unlawfully denied it access to requested compensation records. Google’s motion was based on in its claim that statements made to the press by an OFCCP Regional Solicitor indicated [Read more...]


Knee injury was disqualifying; prevented assistant principal from being around ‘potentially unruly’ students

May 9th, 2017

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
Affirming summary judgment against a former assistant principal’s ADA failure-to-accommodate claim, the Seventh Circuit concluded that the undisputed facts showed she told the employer she could not work in the presence of “potentially unruly” students due to her knee injuries, and all but one of the vacant positions she wanted would [Read more...]


Dues properly deducted from pay of home care provider who didn’t opt out of union

May 9th, 2017

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
In an en banc decision, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the current collective bargaining agreement between the state and a union representing individual home care providers (IPs) included a union security provision statutorily authorized under Chapter 41.56 RCW. The state high court rejected the plaintiff’s contention that there must be a [Read more...]


Because law ‘evolving’ on whether Title VII covers sexual orientation, suit survives

May 8th, 2017

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
Refusing to dismiss a former university employee’s sexual orientation discrimination claim under Title VII, a federal court in New York acknowledged Second Circuit precedent on the issue but found that the legal landscape was evolving and declined to embrace “an ‘illogical’ and artificial distinction between gender stereotyping discrimination and sexual orientation [Read more...]


Constitutional challenge to Hawaii anti-bias rules must wait until state proceedings are done

May 8th, 2017

By Marjorie Johnson, J.D.
A federal court in Hawaii deferred consideration of an employer’s constitutional challenges to certain state administrative rules, including a prohibition against listing “college student” in job postings. The employer raised the challenges after it was accused of age discrimination and became the subject of an investigation and enforcement action by the Hawaii [Read more...]