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  • Supreme Court Finds Black Firefighters' Race Discrimination Claim Timely
    Supreme Court Finds Black Firefighters' Race Discrimination Claim Timely

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that black firefighters did not miss the deadline to file a cause of action for race discrimination against the City of Chicago, holding that reliance on a ...

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  • Age Discrimination Claim Allowed To Proceed After Company Buy-Out
    Age Discrimination Claim Allowed To Proceed After Company Buy-Out

    As the number of older Americans in the work place continues to increase, so does the number of Americans facing age discrimination at work. If you are over 40, the Age Discrimination in Employment ...

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  • Sixth Circuit Determines Couple Did Not Knowingly Waive Their Right To Sue
    Sixth Circuit Determines Couple Did Not Knowingly Waive Their Right To Sue

    Many times job applications contain “legalese” – language that may waive a right or in someway limit an employee’s path to recovery. However, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth ...

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  • Supreme Court Evaluates Who Should Decide Validity of Arbitration Agreements
    Supreme Court Evaluates Who Should Decide Validity of Arbitration Agreements

    Many times as a condition of employment a new hire will sign an employment agreement containing a mandatory arbitration agreement. Often, these arbitration agreements provide that an arbitrator has ...

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  • Use of Medical Marijuana Not A Condition Requiring Reasonable Accommodation
    Use of Medical Marijuana Not A Condition Requiring Reasonable Accommodation

    Using medical marijuana doesn’t constitute a disability requiring reasonable accommodations , the Oregon Supreme Court decided earlier this month. In Emerald Steel Fabricators v. Bureau of Labor ...

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