Labor & Employment

2691 ABA Journal articles on Labor & Employment.

After previously defending lower pay for female profs, DU Law School enters EEOC consent decree
Seven female professors at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will receive back pay, compensatory damages and compensation increases stemming from an equal pay lawsuit brought in 2016 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
3 new plaintiffs join amended gender discrimination complaint against Ogletree Deakins
Three former partners have joined a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against the management-side labor and employment firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart.
California high court ruling may compel gig economy employers to convert contractors to employees
A California Supreme Court decision will make it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors in wage-and-hour class actions.
Former Quinn Emanuel secretary dismisses his racial bias suit against firm
A former secretary who alleged racial bias by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has dropped his lawsuit.
‘Mommy track is a dead end’ at Morrison & Foerster, associates allege in $100M suit
Three associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed a would-be $100 million class-action suit that claims the firm maintains a “family-friendly façade” even as it discriminates against lawyer moms.
Lawyer for 2 ex-NFL cheerleaders offers to settle bias claims for $1 each and ‘good faith’ meeting

A lawyer representing two former cheerleaders for National Football League teams has offered to settle their bias complaints for $1 each and a “good faith” meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell…

Ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn sues over lawyer’s ‘leering’ accusation in press release

Former casino mogul Steve Wynn has sued civil rights lawyer Lisa Bloom over a press release that claimed he had leered at dancers forced to wear only bras and panties…

Salary history doesn’t justify paying women less, 9th Circuit rules in opinion written by late judge

An en banc federal appeals court ruled Monday that salary history cannot be used to justify paying less to women in comparable jobs.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Woman who flipped the bird at Trump motorcade sues over forced resignation

A Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit claiming the government contractor she worked for violated public policy by forcing her resignation for flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade last year.

Older Americans facing job discrimination can’t rely on courts as much as earlier generations

At the age of 50, the federal law that seeks to protect older American workers from age bias has been enfeebled by court decisions that have widened loopholes for employers…

Leader of Justice Department unit is demoted after questions about bias, ‘sexualized’ workplace

The leader of the Justice Department’s death penalty unit has been demoted and moved to a different division after the New York Times began asking about accusations of gender bias,…

#ABAToo: House urges all employers to create, enforce sexual harassment policies
In one of its final acts at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, the House of Delegates took a stand against sexual harassment, approving a resolution to urge all employers to create and enforce effective sexual harassment policies.
Orrick follows Munger Tolles in dropping mandatory arbitration agreements: Will more firms follow?
If large law firms doing away with mandatory arbitration agreements for employees becomes a trend, plaintiffs may have the #MeToo movement and Twitter to thank.
ABA women’s commission updates manual about preventing and addressing sex harassment
While it may seem hard to believe now, many attorneys have been under the impression that sexual harassment was no longer a significant problem in the legal profession, says Wendi Lazar, an employment lawyer who edited a recently updated manual on the topic for the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Why are law deans not fired after investigations find misconduct with women?
Of the three law school deans who recently stepped down after sex harassment allegations—two of whom who received sexual harassment findings, while another dean’s conduct was found to be bullying—none lost their jobs immediately, despite criticism from students and alumni.

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