Labor & Employment

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IBM faces age discrimination class action suit

IBM faces a class action lawsuit over age discrimination after firing thousands of American employees.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges…

Claim says Facebook’s targeting tools help advertisers bypass women for jobs

Businesses placing job ads on Facebook can select who the listing targets based on gender, according to a charge filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission on behalf of…

Female partner who sued Proskauer regarding compensation joins Polsinelli

Connie Bertram, the Proskauer Rose partner who agreed to dismiss her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm last month, is now a shareholder with Polsinelli and Above…

The job is killing them: Family lawyers experience threats, violence
A series of surveys on violence against lawyers shows that family lawyers face disproportionate amounts of threats and violence compared to other lawyers. Almost all lawyers in the 27 states surveyed said they’d received some kind of threat or experienced violence. But the rate for family lawyers was higher.
CBS’ statements on sex harassment violated securities laws, suit asserts

A CBS shareholder filed a lawsuit on Monday that alleges the network made materially false and misleading statements when it submitted securities filings about a code of conduct that bans…

Judge rules Trump exceeded his authority in orders that make it easier to fire federal workers
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that President Donald Trump exceeded his authority by issuing executive orders on collective bargaining for federal employees that conflict with congressional intent.
Fear-fueled silence, power imbalance perpetuate bad behavior at law firms
Survey data is at its most useful when it shines a light on the daily challenges that play out in the workplace. Recently, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) released findings from its survey of behaviors in law offices. The report, Survey of Workplace Conduct and Behaviors in Law Firms, reveals how the combination of silence and the imbalance of power perpetuate negative behaviors at work.
FBI agent Peter Strzok is fired after sparring with lawmakers over anti-Trump messages

FBI agent Peter Strzok has been fired for violating agency policies after President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers decried anti-Trump text messages Strzok had exchanged with an FBI lawyer.


Proskauer partner resolves her gender bias suit against the firm

Proskauer Rose partner Connie Bertram has apparently resolved her $50 million gender bias suit against her law firm.

A stipulation filed Friday says the case is dismissed in its…

Union for immigration judges files grievance over removal of cases from Philly judge
The union that represents federal immigration judges has filed a grievance over the removal of dozens of cases from an immigration judge in Philadelphia who had delayed the deportation of a Guatemalan man.
Ex-Stoel Rives partner drops age bias suit; law firm says he got firing date wrong by over a year
Former Stoel Rives partner Roger Rosendahl dropped his age bias suit against the law firm last Wednesday in a filing posted to Pacer the same day the law firm asserted that he got the date of his firing wrong—by more than a year.
Player protests are about labor law, not the First Amendment
In the spring of 2016, Terri Carmichael Jackson was named director of operations for the Women’s National Basketball Players’ Association, the WNBA’s players union. She recalled the time as a bumpy introduction to the job during a Friday morning panel titled "The Right (or Not) to Take a Knee: Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports" at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Ex-BigLaw partner’s suit over mandatory retirement policy is felled by collateral estoppel doctrine

A St. Louis federal judge has dismissed an age bias suit filed by a former Armstrong Teasdale partner who claimed the firm’s mandatory retirement policy violated the federal Age Discrimination…

Split over hair: Proponents of deregulation seek to untangle laws on hair braiding

Carefully layering one tiny strand of hair over another, Tameka Stigers has spent years honing her talent for African-inspired, natural hair braiding.

The style she currently specializes in, delicate little…

Suit by former Stoel Rives partner alleges age bias and ‘malicious efforts’ to end his career

A former project finance partner at Stoel Rives has filed an age discrimination suit that claims the firm “isolated, disparaged and harassed him” after learning how old he was.


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