Tag Archives: Title VII

Defense lawyers celebrate high court win on supervisor liability

Defense lawyers are touting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on Title VII supervisor liability as a significant win for employers, providing a welcome clarification to the law while dealing a blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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EEOC background check suits wake-up call for employers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuits against two companies alleging unlawful and discriminatory use of criminal background checks in their hiring policies should serve as a reminder to employers to tread carefully.

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Employer may be liable for firing breast-feeding mother

An employer may be liable for sex discrimination under Title VII for allegedly discharging a female employee because she wanted to express breast milk at work, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.

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