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New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Protections
CUMMA, which was signed into law on January 18th, 2010, legalized the use of medical marijuana for New Jersey residents suffering from a debilitating medical condition.
United States
1 Aug 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Filing An EEOC Charge Is Not A Jurisdictional Requirement For Title VII Suits
In a unanimous decision in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, the United States Supreme Court held that while an employee has a mandatory obligation to file a charge with the EEOC
United States
19 Jun 2019
Seventh Circuit Becomes First Federal Court Of Appeals To Hold That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited Under Title VII
In an 8-3 en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, the Seventh Circuit has held that discrimination based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII.
United States
6 Apr 2017
Second Circuit: FAA Mandates Stay Of Claims Pending Arbitration
The Second Circuit summarily affirmed the District Court's finding that the FAA was constitutional and that plaintiff's claims were subject to arbitration.
United States
21 Aug 2015
Virginia District Court Rules That EEOC Cannot Issue Early Right-To-Sue Notice
On February 24, 2015, the District Court for the Western District of Virginia dismissed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") prematurely issued a "right-to-sue" notice, giving the plaintiff permission to file a lawsuit in court before she was allowed to do so under the law.
United States
13 Mar 2015
Anti-Discrimination And Anti-Retaliation Policies Save Employer From $3.5 Million Punitive Damages Award
While the appropriateness of punitive damages will turn on the specific facts of the case, the Wirshing decision highlights the importance of having anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation policies in place.
United States
21 Jan 2015
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