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HTMLSupreme Court Delivers New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Leanne C. Mehrman; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
Executive Summary: On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion that redefines the standard for disparate treatment claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court applied the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting standard...


HTMLBalancing Life's Responsibilities: Canadian Human Rights Developments in the Accommodation of Family Status
Barbara B. Johnston, Chelsea K. Ritchie; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
With an increase in the number of dual-income households in Canada, it is not surprising that employers are facing growing demands from workers for flexible work regimes that allow for the fulfillment of childcare obligations. As many parents struggle to meet both work and family obligations,...


HTMLRecent Amendments to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act
Karrie A. Zeits; Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015
Most public bodies are aware by now that the legislature passed significant amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the close of their 2014 legislative session. These amendments are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. The primary goals of the amendments were to put in place...


HTMLSupreme Court Revives Pregnancy Discrimination Case
Ruth A. Horvatich; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on 1st Quarter, 2015
“[W]hy, when the employer accommodated so many, could it not accommodate pregnant women as well?” This is the question the United States Supreme Court posed to the Fourth Circuit in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., as it voted 6-3 to revive a pregnancy discrimination case where a...


HTMLEstablishment of Foundations
Ecem Susoy; Erdem Erdem Law Office;
White Paper
April 13, 2015
Establishment of Foundations


HTMLUtah Adds Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Anti-Discrimination Laws
Cecilia M. Romero; Holland & Hart LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
On March 12, 2015, Utah signed into law a bill that protects individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing. The law contains certain exceptions for religious organizations and permits employers to maintain reasonable dress codes and sex-specific...


HTMLOFCCP’s Proposed Sex Bias Rules Continue Focus on Compensation, Pregnancy Accommodation, and Gender Identity
A. Craig Cleland, Dara L. DeHaven; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to replace the current sex discrimination guidelines. This updated rule is intended to reflect legislative changes that have occurred since the guidelines were implemented...


HTMLOFCCP Issues Proposed Sex Discrimination Rules to Replace Sex Discrimination Guidelines
Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
OFCCP announced today proposed regulations which would replace its Sex Discrimination Guidelines. What’s new? First, the rules would create new obligations whereas the Guidelines were “interpretations and guidelines” regarding Executive Order 11246’s prohibition of sex...


HTMLNew Sexual Harassment Laws Coming Soon to the Workplace
Daniel Pugen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
On March 6, 2015, the Ontario Government published its plan aimed at addressing sexual violence and harassment in Ontario. The document is titled, “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment” (the “Action Plan”). The Action Plan has a lot to...


HTMLMeeting the Duty to Accommodate - A Success Story: University of British Columbia Reasonably Accommodated Researcher with Severe Mouse Allergy
Kirsten D. Hume; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
The duty to accommodate is a difficult process because it is uncertain. Whether an employer has met its duty to accommodate under human rights law requires an individualized assessment on a case-by-case basis. In addition, the standard of “undue hardship” is a high and moving target,...


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