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  • $17.7 Million Award In Age Discrimination Lawsuit
    $17.7 Million Award In Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    A California jury awarded $17.7 million to a group of five older workers who were given more difficult work hours so as to injured them or frustrate them into quitting. The employers also downgraded ...

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  • Residents Only Requirements May Constitute Race Discrimination - NAACP v. North Hudson Reg'l Fire & Rescue
    Residents Only Requirements May Constitute Race Discrimination - NAACP v. North Hudson Reg'l Fire & Rescue

    Hiring requirements – such as English only rules, passing a test or living in a certain area- may be considered racial discrimination depending on the circumstances. In a recent case, the 3rd Circuit ...

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  • Woman Who Was Fired After Undergoing Sex Change Wins Claim For Sex Discrimination In Glenn v. Brumby
    Woman Who Was Fired After Undergoing Sex Change Wins Claim For Sex Discrimination In Glenn v. Brumby

    A woman who underwent a sex change has recently won a transgender sex discrimination case. In Glenn v. Brumby , a federal appeals court in Atlanta reviewed whether a former editor in the Georgia ...

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  • Court Determines Constant Questions About Retirement Supports Worker's Age Discrimination Claim In Franks v. Village of Bolivar
    Court Determines Constant Questions About Retirement Supports Worker's Age Discrimination Claim In Franks v. Village of Bolivar

    Recently a court in Ohio determined that if your boss repeatedly asks you questions such as “when are you going to retire?” or urges you to retire, these actions may support a claim under the Age ...

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  • Supreme Court To Review Whether Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Exempt Under The Fair Labor Standards Act in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.
    Supreme Court To Review Whether Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Exempt Under The Fair Labor Standards Act in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to review Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. , a significant case concerning pharmaceutical sales representatives. At issue, whether the sales reps are ...

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  • Draft Final Rule On ADEA Regulations Approved
    Draft Final Rule On ADEA Regulations Approved

    Older workers offer significant experience and maturity to the work force, but unfortunately age discrimination continues to be one of the fastest growing types of employment discrimination claims. In ...

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