A Chrysler employee failed to produce sufficient evidence of malice or recklessness to justify a substantial award of punitive damages in a Title VII hostile environment case, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
A former shareholder-director of a close corporation did not qualify as an “employee” who could sue for religious discrimination under Title VII, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
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.
WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to have mixed feelings about allowing an employee asserting a Title VII-based retaliation claim to prove that his complaint of discrimination was one motivating factor for the employer’s adverse action rather than the but-for cause.
An employee who sued for mixed-motive retaliation was not entitled to an award under a Title VII fee- and cost-shifting provision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
An employer could compel arbitration when sued by a former female employee for engaging in a continuing pattern or practice of sex discrimination, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
An attorney’s race discrimination suit against law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has been dismissed on summary judgment by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Does Title VII’s retaliation provision require a plaintiff to prove but-for causation, or only that the employer had a mixed motive?
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Title VII’s retaliation provision requires a plaintiff to prove but-for causation, or only that the employer had a mixed motive.
A hostile environment plaintiff was not required to show the “permanence” of underlying acts of discrimination in order to proceed under a continuing violation theory, the 3rd Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.