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HTMLThe Rising Cost of Having a Baby...If You Discriminate Against the Mother
Katherine L. Holley; Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
An interesting trend is taking shape in pregnancy discrimination cases. Between 2010 and 2013, the number of pregnancy discrimination charges filed with the EEOC decreased by 12%, but the total monetary benefits paid out increased by 15%. In addition to monetary benefits paid, employers are often...

 

HTMLReversing Racial Discrimination Claims Is Difficult, but Not Impossible
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
Despite the heightened scrutiny given to reverse racial discrimination claims, it is difficult but not impossible to prevail under the right circumstances.

 

HTMLGovernor Signs Tennessee Employment Litigation Reform Bill
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill removing individual liability for employment discrimination under the Tennessee Human Rights Act from supervisors or employer agents, and capping discriminatees’ “non-pecuniary” damages, among other things. The new law will...

 

HTMLEffective July 1, 2014: Caps To Be Placed on Non-Monetary Damages Sought Under the THRA, TDA, and TPPA
Charlotte S. Wolfe; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
Tennessee’s governor just signed a highly significant employment litigation reform bill that will benefit employers throughout the state. The new law applies to all causes of action starting July 1, 2014. The bill places caps on the availability of non-monetary damages (pain, suffering,...

 

HTML“Men’s Day” Customer Appreciation Event Discriminatory
Meaghan McWhinnie, Meaghan McWhinnie, Daniel Pugen, Daniel Pugen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014
In McConaghie v. Systemgroup Consulting Inc., 2014 HRTO 295, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO) found that an employer discriminated against a female employee on the basis of sex by sponsoring a customer appreciation event that was for men only. The HRTO also found that the employer...

 

HTML“Control and Dependency Define the Essence of Employment”, SCC Rules
Ryley Mennie; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada released a highly-anticipated decision for professional partnerships, employers and employees today in McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. We commented previously on the facts of the case and the history of proceedings to the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

 

HTMLThis Week in Racism
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
If you’re a public figure and you’re caught calling the President “that f—king n-----,” do you:

 

HTMLThis Week in Racism (Part 2): Macklemore
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
Last night, I caught up on Louie on my DVR. At the end of the episode, Louis CK made the following observation about love:

 

HTMLWhen Is a Partner Not a Partner? Control, Dependency and the Lurking Spectre of a Duty of "Good Faith"
Julia Bennett, Alexandra Cocks, Jordanna Cytrynbaum; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
On May 22, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision that an equity partner in a law firm was not an employee for the purposes of the B.C. Human Rights Code (Code).

 

HTMLSee No Evil, Hear No Evil: See No Defense for Third-Party Harassment?
Kevin E. Hyde; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
It is rare that a distinguished federal appellate court invokes the “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” approach to deciding a case, but this is exactly what happened in a recent decision involving a North Carolina based tile and stone distributor. The case confronted the court with the...

 


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