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|Where Is the Fairness? Recent Developments and Cause for Concern at the Human Rights Tribunal|
Leslie Frattolin, Michael S. Richards, Sarah Willis; Davis LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014The amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) which came into force in 2008, have brought about significant changes to the way in which human rights complaints are adjudicated in Ontario. Today, approximately six years after the amendments were brought into force, the...
|Ontario Employer Advisor Keeping Employers Advised on Developments in Labour and Employment Law|
Benjamin T. Aberant; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014On April 16th, we reported on a new policy published by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the Commission) entitled Policy on Preventing Discrimination Because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression. Last week, the Commission published a new policy entitled the Policy on preventing...
|"Judge Vincent Giblin: the Life and Times of a South Florida Attorney and Judge."|
William G. Crawford; McDonald & Crawford, P.A.;
June 24, 2014, previously published by HistoryMiami f/k/a The Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc., Miami, Fla. on 2010This article profiles the life and times of Vincent Claude Giblin from his birth and early education in Mobile, Ala., to his graduation from the University of Notre Dame Law School, to his early practice with some of the most outstanding lawyers in the country, to his selection by Florida's...
|U.S. Supreme Court: Officers’ Use of Deadly Force to End Car Chase is Justified|
Mazanec Raskin Ryder Co. L.P.A.;
June 24, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014On May 27, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that police officers under the Fourth Amendment have no obligation to refrain from using deadly force when a fleeing driver poses an ongoing significant risk to officers or public safety. Plumhoff v. Rickard, No. 12-1117. Officers are authorized to...
|"The Long Hard Fight for Equal Rights: a History of Broward County's Colored Beach and the Fort Lauderdale Beach 'Wade-ins' of the Summer of 1961"|
William G. Crawford; McDonald & Crawford, P.A.;
June 16, 2014, previously published by Tequesta,the academic journal of History/Miami f/k/a Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc., Miami, Fla. vol. 2007: pp.19-51. on 2007The history of the desegregation of the beaches of Broward County, Florida, from Broward County's purchase of the 'Colored Beach' in 1954 to the first Wade-in on July 4, 1961, to the judgment of Broward Circuit Court Judge Ted Cabot denying the City of Fort Lauderdale's request for an injunction...
|A Black and Blue Lawsuit: Tiffany & Co. Sued for Race Discrimination|
Jonathan T. Hyman; Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014My dog’s name is Loula Mae. “Loula” is name of the dog on the kids cartoon Pocoyo, which my son was obsessed with when we got her. “Mae” just sounded right to pair with Loula, and gives her a bit of a gentile, southern charm. Little did we know, however, that the...
|On the Legal Benefits of Status under Article 195, Paragraph 3 of the Civil Code|
Emily Chueh; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
June 11, 2014, previously published by According to the general opinions in the practical field in recent years, the so-called "legal benefits of status" is not limited to traditional patterns such as parental rights and spouse rights like the kidnapping of children or rape of spouses. If family relations are impacted when a victim sustains major injuries and is reduced to a vegetative state or suffers paraplegia, the victim's parents, children or spouse may also claim damages from the wrongdoer on the ground that their legal benefits of status are infringed based on the identity relationship such as family ties and family ethics. Even if the victim subsequently dies due to severe and untreatable injuries, practical opinions indicate that the wrongdoer's infringement of the legal benefits of status of the victim's family still exists. Therefore, the victim's family can also claim non-property damages in accordance with Article 195, Paragraph 3 of the Civil Code.On the Legal Benefits of Status under Article 195, Paragraph 3 of the Civil Code
|The Rising Cost of Having a Baby...If You Discriminate Against the Mother|
Katherine L. Holley; Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP;
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014An 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...
|Reversing Racial Discrimination Claims Is Difficult, but Not Impossible|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014Despite the heightened scrutiny given to reverse racial discrimination claims, it is difficult but not impossible to prevail under the right circumstances.
|Governor Signs Tennessee Employment Litigation Reform Bill|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014Tennessee 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...