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7th Circuit Extends Title VII Protection to Sexual Orientation

In Hively v. Ivy Community College of Indiana (7th Cir. 2017)   an en banc decision characterized as "momentous" by the dissent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit holds that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act's prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex covers claims of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. This holding has previously been rejected by other courts, although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has advocated for [...]

Monica Baker v. U.S. Army – Initial Decision

On December 10, 2014, an Administrative Judge of the Merit Systems Protection Board issued an  Initial Decision that reversed our client's removal and found 1) the Agency abused its discretion in denying the Appellant leave, 2) the Agency discriminated against Appellant on the basis of her disability,  and 3) the Agency retaliated against Appellant in removing her. The Appellant was promptly reinstated and the issues of compensatory damages and attorneys were subsequently resolved in mediation.

Employee Recovers for Default Judgment

January 3, 2016 On December 28, 2015, the Department of the Army issued a Final Agency Action fully implementing an EEOC Administrative Judge’s Decision granting a Health System Specialist we represented $80,000 in non-pecuniary compensatory damages, restoring 340 hours of sick and 905 of annual leave, converting 618 hours of leave without pay to administrative leave with back pay and awarding additional pecuniary damages and full recovery of all attorneys fees incurred in the representation. [...]

Sharar brief

Title:Shahar v. Bowers – Petition for Writ of Certiorari From: wdoherty Posted on: Wed Nov 05 14:59:17 1997 Abstract: October 30, 1997 ======================================= See Counsel Connect’s Gay and Lesbian Issues forum. ======================================= IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OCTOBER TERM, 1997 ROBIN JOY SHAHAR, Petitioner, […]

Roberts v Texaco

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK BARI-ELLEN ROBERTS, SIL CHAMBERS JANET LEIGH WILLIAMS, MARSHA HARRIS, BEATRICE HESTER and VERONICA SHINAULT, Plaintiffs, -against- TEXACO, INC., Defendant, 94 Civ. 2015 (CLB) ORDER Brieant, J. […]

faulkner legal fees

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS PEORIA DIVISION EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. MITSUBISHI MOTOR MANUFACTURING OF AMERICA, INC., f/k/a “DIAMOND-STAR MOTORS CORPORATION,” Defendant. […]