Category: Hot Off the Press

What Should I Do If My Boss Says Racist Things?

John Schnatter, founder and chairman of Papa John’s, openly stated in a conference call that “Colonel Sanders called blacks n––s” in an effort to deflect from the controversy surrounding statements he made about NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television, allegedly stated in a meeting that black women were […]

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Can My Employer Enforce My Arbitration Clause? Supreme Court Says Yes

Early this week, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that arbitration clauses in individual employment contracts are enforceable against employees seeking to bring class-action lawsuits. This ruling will have an immediate, profound impact, and will alter the way employment attorneys like myself will be able to seek remedies in certain claims. For example, […]

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AG Sessions Says Title VII Does Not Protect Against Gender Identity Discrimination

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo that affects the way the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) applies Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) to claims of discrimination based on the gender someone identifies with. In particular, AG Sessions says that the law would not apply to transgender individuals. […]

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