Employer can be liable for non-workplace matters

In a decision in February 2019 the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. held that employers who use separate contractors to recruit H-2A workers can be liable under Title VII as a joint employer for claims related to such issues as housing, meals and transportation, even though such tasks are assigned to the contractor by contract.

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State Supreme Court finds for Plaintiff in Age Discrimination Lawsuit

In September 2014 the Washington State Supreme Court found for the plaintiff in the case of Scrivener vs Clark College by find that the plaintiff had enough evidence to survive summary judgment. Summary Judgment is in essence a procedure where the defense tries to get your case thrown out of court without even getting to trial. In the Scrivener case the plaintiff sued for age discrimination claiming she was not hired for a tenure track position due to her age (55 at the time). The Court among other things ruled that discrimination need not be the only factor but rather […]

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United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal holds for Plaintiff in Disability Discrimination Case

On February 25, 2015 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Anthony Nigro vs Sears Roebuck and Co held that self serving statements by the plaintiff were sufficient to survive a summary judgment motion. The plaintiff had submitted had submitted declarations including that his manager told him “you’re not going to be accommodated” and “being sick” was “not helping your situation”. By making it past summary judgment the plaintiff had an opportunity to try his case in front of a judge or jury. In some cases once the case gets past summary judgment there is also more […]

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