The Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds for the first time that a plaintiff suffers an adverse employment action where the employer fires her (allegedly because of her pregnancy) but then rescinds the termination two weeks later. The court also ...Read More »
There are several articles recounting the addictions and depression of lawyers who often become weary of the stressful nature of bearing the responsibility of lawyering. In our own circles we can share stories of how difficult caseloads become, how much ...Read More »
This case involves allegations by the plaintiff that she was subjected to a hostile work environment because of her religion and national origin. The trial court granted summary judgment, but the Court of Appeals sent this case to the jury. ...Read More »
In Yang v. Navigators Group, a summary order decided on Dec. 22 (2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 23259), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals revived a retaliation claim and explained how the district court erred in granting summary judgment. The plaintiff ...Read More »
When an employee complains about sexual harassment, management has to stop everything and take it seriously to beneﬁt from the Afﬁrmative Defense available if prevention via a comprehensive investigation is performed. Any HR representative will tell you that management ...Read More »
“[M]y retaliation will be your undoing.” — Gail McHugh, Collide (2013) Retaliation is the single largest and fastest growing type of employment-related claim. Statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which oversees federal discrimination and harassment laws, reflect that retaliation ...
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