Discrimination & Harassment





Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity

Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity

As a matter of first impression, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that self-help discovery may constitute “protected activity” under Massachusetts’ anti-retaliation statute. The…











New Procedures For Responding To EEOC Charges

New Procedures For Responding To EEOC Charges

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“the EEOC”) has implemented new procedures for employer position statements that apply to all EEOC requests for position statements made on or…



EEOC Releases 2015 Enforcement and Litigation Data

EEOC Releases 2015 Enforcement and Litigation Data

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Federal civil rights and discrimination in employment watchdog, released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace…



EEOC Proposes Retaliation Guidelines

EEOC Proposes Retaliation Guidelines

Retaliation actions are sure to be on the rise.  You can thank the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for that.  On January 21, 2016,…



Sexual Orientation Not Protected Under Federal Law

Sexual Orientation Not Protected Under Federal Law

Despite sweeping new legal protections for gay and lesbian individuals throughout the country, a court in Illinois recently ruled that federal law permits sexual-orientation discrimination…


EEOC Loses In CVS Severance Agreement Case

EEOC Loses CVS Severance Agreement Battle

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. terminated a store manager and offered her a severance agreement, which included a broad release of waivable claims including claims under Title…







Temporary Workers Can Sue For Discrimination

Temporary Workers Can Sue For Discrimination

The Third Circuit has opened the door for temporary workers to bring discrimination actions against the companies in which they are temporarily placed. The Court…








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Can Employers be Sued for Paid Suspensions?

A federal appellate court on the East Coast recently rejected a claim that an employer engaged in unlawful discrimination by suspending an employee with pay…