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  • Fired Employee With HIV May Bring Claim Under Amended ADA
    Fired Employee With HIV May Bring Claim Under Amended ADA

    A man who was fired one day after telling his supervisor he was HIV positive may bring a claim for employment discrimination and impermissible medical inquiry claims under the amended Americans with ...

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  • Supreme Court Determines Fee Enhancements Are Allowed For Superior Performance
    Supreme Court Determines Fee Enhancements Are Allowed For Superior Performance

    On April 21st, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reaffirmed the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that reasonable attorney fee awards may include enhancements for superior performance under a ...

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  • Congress To Review New Employment Discrimination Laws
    Congress To Review New Employment Discrimination Laws

    When Congress returns from its April recess, several significant employment and labor related issues will be addressed. These include legislation prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual ...

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  • Most Georgia Interns Entitled To Minimum Wages and Overtime
    Most Georgia Interns Entitled To Minimum Wages and Overtime

    Many college students look forward to the summer as an opportunity to gain experience in the work place before getting their first “real job.” One way to do this is to be hired as an unpaid intern at ...

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  • 4th Circuit Determines An Assistant Manager Is A
    4th Circuit Determines An Assistant Manager Is A "Supervisor" For Purposes Of Filing A Sexual Harassment Claim

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has recently held that under South Carolina law, an assistant manager constituted a “supervisor” for purposes of bringing a sexual harassment claim . ...

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  • 11th Circuit Sexual Harrassment To Be ReHeard
    11th Circuit Sexual Harrassment To Be ReHeard

    In a surprise decision , the 11th circuit has decided to rehear a claim for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation. Corbitt v. Home Depot involves two men who claim that a male human resources ...

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