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Court Rejects Disability Discrimination Claim In Light Of Reasonable Accommodation, Supports Academic Standards
On August 7, 2019, a federal district court in Rhode Island rejected a student's disability discrimination claim against Bryant University. The student enrolled in the University's
United States
19 Aug 2019
NLRB Announces Intent To Issue New Rules On Student Unionization
The issue of whether teaching assistants and research assistants are "employees" for purposes of federal labor law, and thus eligible to form unions, has been a ping-pong match between
United States
19 Jun 2019
Super ‘Subs'? Maybe, Says Federal Appeals Court
In a decision issued on March 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an NLRB order that sought to require the University of Southern California ...
United States
10 Apr 2019
"Regarded As" Theory Sacks University
On November 14, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi allowed a student's claim against the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to proceed to discovery.
United States
21 Dec 2018
Ninth Circuit Rules That Prior Salary Is Not A "Factor Other Than Sex" Under The Equal Pay Act
On April 9, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc decision in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that an employee's prior salary does not constitute a "factor other than sex" ...
United States
25 Apr 2018
Tail Wags Dog Again: Retaliation Claim Survives Despite Dismissal of Harassment Claim
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently weighed in on the dichotomy of having an untenable discrimination claim but a viable retaliation claim.
United States
15 Jan 2018
Being The Bearer Of Bad News – How To Handle An Employee Termination Meeting
News that Anheuser Busch laid off approximately 400 workers in its so-called "The High End" division (that is, the group that is buying up craft brewers and brands)...
United States
25 Sep 2017
Court Refuses to Adopt View That Member of a Protected Class Cannot Discriminate Against Other Members of That Class
In an opinion issued on August 22, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., reiterated that a member of a protected class can, in fact, discriminate against members of that class. In Moore v. Howard University, a former security guard alleged that the university terminated his employment because of his race.
United States
1 Sep 2017
Federal Court Denies Bid To Dismiss Hostile Education Environment Claim Where Student Was Unaware Of Remedial Measures Taken
In the recent case of Doe v. University of North Texas Board of Regents, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied the University's motion for summary judgment....
United States
3 Jul 2017
Federal Court Allows FLSA Claim for Salaried Employee to Proceed
In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York denied a college's motion to dismiss an employee's claim for unpaid overtime hours under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
United States
26 Apr 2017
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