July 2008

The Second Circuit splits with the Seventh Circuit's decision in EEOC v. Board of Governors, 957 F.2d 424 (7th Cir.), cert. denied, 506 U.S. 906 (1992), and holds that it is not unlawful retaliation under Title VII for a collective bargaining agreement to provide that...

Things have been quiet on the EEO for the past couple of weeks, but here's two decisions from yesterday: a racial hostile work environment/retaliation suit from the Eighth Circuit (summary judgment affirmed, natch) and a Railway Labor Act preemption case that went the...

Two cases involving two hot-button issues for women -- infertility treatment and breast cancer -- obtain breathtakingly progressive results in respective decisions from the D.C. and Seventh Circuits.In Hall v. Nalco Co., No. 06-3684 (7th Cir. July 17, 2008)...

Here's a case from the Eighth Circuit where the employer apparently handled the harassment complaint correctly, but a jury found (to the tune of over $300,000, with fees thrown in) that HR didn't handle the follow-up retaliation so well.  Also, the First Circuit...

Two decisions from the Ninth Circuit today, with a bearing on employee advocates: a partial reversal (on rehearing) and remand of a racial harassment complaint; and reversal of 40% cut in an attorney-fee award in a civil rights case.  Notably, the authors of both...