Labor & Employment

2740 ABA Journal Labor & Employment articles.

Federal judiciary hires its first ‘judicial integrity officer’ to handle workplace conduct matters
Federal courts will have a new employee to handle workplace disputes, fulfilling a recommendation by a working group formed following sexual misconduct allegations against a federal appeals judge.
Women at Ivy League law schools reject employers with mandatory arbitration agreements

Following the #dumpkirkland campaign started by a group of Harvard Law School students who convinced Kirkland & Ellis to end mandatory arbitration agreements for associates and summer associates, female…

Impeachment talk by federal workers could violate Hatch Act, new guidance says

Updated: New guidance on prohibited political activity by federal employees warns that workplace talk of impeachment and resistance could be banned by the Hatch Act.

The guidance was issued…

Kirkland drops mandatory arbitration of associate workplace disputes after call for boycott
Kirkland & Ellis will no longer require associates and summer associates to agree to mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes.
Good Conduct: Confronting confusion in the wake of #MeToo
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many have said that they no longer know how to behave in a work environment–but employment law expert Gerald Pauling doesn’t buy that.
Former male Chicago law school employee alleges gender discrimination

A former employee at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago has won the right to continue his federal complaint of gender discrimination against the school, although claims of age…

Supreme Court rules federal age-bias law applies to state and local governments of any size

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 applies to state and local governments, regardless of their size.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote…

Aided by the Innocence Project, fired Texas prosecutor seeks to revive his wrongful termination suit
A fired Texas prosecutor got some help from the Innocence Project when he asked the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday to revive his wrongful termination suit.
Department of Labor reverses course on ‘persuader rule’ change after ABA lobbying
Changes to a long-standing U.S. Department of Labor rule that the ABA warned would have seriously undermined attorney-client confidentiality and the fundamental right to effective counsel have been rescinded.
DOJ argues that law doesn’t protect transgender workers, opposing the EEOC
When Aimee Stephens was fired from a Michigan funeral home, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission took up her case, arguing that her employer could not legally fire her for transitioning from living publicly as a man to living as a woman.
Are law firms committed to disability diversity? A handful of firms have taken action

Statistics show that the legal profession either isn’t doing its fair share to recruit, retain and advance attorneys with disabilities, or it has failed to be inclusive enough for disabled lawyers to feel comfortable disclosing their impairments.

Former LeClairRyan partner who sued for gender bias asks court to confirm $1M arbitration award
A former LeClairRyan partner who claimed the firm unfairly favors males in compensation decisions has asked a federal court to confirm a $1 million arbitration award that includes more than $700,000 in attorney fees.
House of Delegates urges end to mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Team protest cases are labor law, not free speech
Terri Carmichael Jackson recalled leading the Women’s National Basketball Players Association during a panel on Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports at the ABA Annual Meeting.
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…

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