An employer could not enforce a mandatory arbitration provision included in its handbook to block a lawsuit by an employee who claimed she suffered retaliation after requesting maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, a U.S. District Court judge has decided.
An attorney who claimed he was fired from the Securities and Exchange Commission for having told superiors and congressional committees of agency misconduct has received $580,000 in settlement of his unlawful-retaliation lawsuit against the SEC.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week will slow down an area of employment litigation that has been on the rise for years — claims that an employer retaliated against a worker for complaining about discrimination.
Workers who allege that their employer retaliated against them must meet a higher burden than merely showing that the desire to retaliate was one motivating factor, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that vacates a $3.4 million jury verdict.
A volunteer firefighter was not an “employee” who could claim the protections of federal employment discrimination law, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
An employee who alleged she was forced to quit her job after her complaints about an office affair were ignored could not sue for retaliation under Title VII, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
A superior’s use of a racial epithet on one occasion constituted compelling evidence that a federal employee experienced a hostile work environment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
An Illinois police officer claimed he lost his job because he complained that his department had a bad habit of looking the other way when politically-connected drivers were caught committing traffic violations.
Monday, a federal appeals court decided that the officer could sue for a violation of his First Amendment rights.
A technology company didn’t engage in illegal retaliation when it fired an executive a short time after he refused to sign Sarbanes-Oxley Act disclosure forms, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
A nurse who was fired for insubordination after refusing to carry out an order she felt she could not handle while recovering from a serious injury could sue her employer for retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.