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Employees’ claims of political discrimination provided enough detail to provide defendant with fair notice of claim

April 4th, 2011

Allegations in a complaint by 14 maintenance and domestic workers that they were unconstitutionally terminated from their public employment at a governor’s mansion because they belonged to an opposition party stated a plausible claim of political discrimination, ruled the First Circuit (Ocasio-Hernandez v Fortuno-Burset, April 1, 2011, Lipez, K). The appeals court concluded that a [Read more...]

Quarterly hiring outlook strongest in three years, CareerBuilder’s latest job forecast shows

April 4th, 2011

According to CareerBuilder and USA TODAY’s latest job forecast, nearly three-in-ten employers (28 percent) report they hired full-time, permanent employees in the first quarter of 2011, the highest since the first quarter of 2008. The momentum is expected to continue with the same amount of employers planning to add full-time, permanent positions in the second [Read more...]

JP Morgan Chase could not circumvent EEOC deposition request by claiming it had already shown that it did not engage in bias against women

April 1st, 2011

JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA must designate one or more witnesses to testify to information that will permit the EEOC to explore an alleged disparity in assignment of mortgage consultant “skills” and the purported manipulation of the bank’s automated call distribution system in favor of male employees, a federal district court in Ohio has ruled [Read more...]

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. release survey results:job cuts lowest since 1995

April 1st, 2011

While government-sector job cuts rose to their highest level in 12 months, the pace of downsizing declined in March as employers announced plans to reduce payrolls by 41,528 jobs during the month, down 18 percent from 50,702 job cuts announced in February.
The report on March job-cut announcements released Wednesday by global [Read more...]

Denial of class certification of discrimination, equal pay claims filed by female employees of Rolls Royce affirmed

March 31st, 2011

Female employees of a Rolls-Royce aircraft plant were properly denied class certification of their Title VII and Equal Pay Act (EPA) claims alleging that they were paid less than comparable male employees, ruled the Seventh Circuit (Randall v Rolls-Royce Corp, March 30, 2011, Posner, R). Because the named plaintiffs were more highly compensated and they [Read more...]