Asian-American police officers who claimed they were passed over for promotions because of their race could not recover damages under a pattern-or-practice disparate treatment theory of liability, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
A plaintiff could maintain a Title VII sex discrimination claim based on an allegation that she received a less favorable severance package than her male colleagues, the 4th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
An African-American firefighter can proceed with a Title VII claim alleging that a promotional exam had a disparate impact on minorities – even though his employer argued that its actions were necessary to avoid disparate-treatment liability, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A race discrimination plaintiff could sue her employer for mixed-motive retaliation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled.
A black New Haven, Conn., firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the city over a promotion exam that was the subject of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano in June.
A California woman has settled a lawsuit against her former doctors, who refused to perform artificial insemination based on her sexual orientation.
WASHINGTON – In the wake of two U.S. Supreme Court rulings limiting the ability to bring successful discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is considering a number of actions, including issuing new regulations aimed at clarifying the rules protecting aging workers.
When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Ricci v. DeStefano, it did more than rule in favor of New Haven firefighters who sued after the city tossed out the results of a civil service exam after too few minority employees passed.
Attorneys, employee advocates and lawmakers say a surprise U.S. Supreme Court ruling eliminating “mixed-motive” claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act will make proving age discrimination in the workplace a much tougher task for plaintiffs.