Pathway to Equality: Court Concludes Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula April 6, 2017 On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appeals court to hold that a person who alleges that she experienced employment discrimination on the basis of her sexual orientation has stated a claim of sex discrimination under Title VII. […]

Background Checks: Employers Beware! And Employees, Know Your Rights!

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com Conducting background checks on prospective and current employees can help an employer maintain a productive workforce. Except for certain restrictions relating to medical and genetic information, it is not illegal for an employer to ask questions of an employee or applicant regarding his or her work history, education, criminal […]

Beware of Gender Stereotyping – The Equal Opportunity Offender

By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com A lawyer in California made embarrassing headlines recently when he was sanctioned by a judge for sexist comments he had made to opposing counsel during a deposition. In a diatribe sounding as though it had been lifted from the pages of a Mad Men script, when opposing counsel – […]

SACKED? Ex-Trojans Head Coach Sarkisian Kicks Off Dispute with USC Over the Workplace Rights of Alcoholics.

By Lisanne L. Mikula Steve Sarkisian, once a promising football coach, filed a lawsuit last week against the University of Southern California, alleging that USC discriminated against him on the basis of his disability—alcoholism—when it terminated his employment as head coach of the Trojans. Sarkisian alleges that at this year’s pre-season pep rally, where USC serves […]

Recent EEOC Lawsuit Over Race Discrimination

It is sometimes difficult for employers to discern what constitutes racial discrimination. A recent lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against an Alabama insurance company is a case in point. An EEOC news release reported a case where the EEOC accused Catastrophe Management Solutions, based in Mobile, Alabama, of discriminating against an […]

Chester County Authorities Sued For Ex-Worker’s Puzzling Firing

Wed, Oct. 14, 2009 By WILLIAM BENDER Philadelphia Daily News benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255 David London, an Army veteran, was riding high last October after receiving a big promotion at the Chester County courthouse. The following day, London claims, he became entangled in a bureaucratic nightmare that resulted in him being fired from his job and kicked […]

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