Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • EEOC Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuits

    After it won a favorable ruling in court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) settled two lawsuits with Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. On September 3, 2013, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the District Court of the Northern District of California found that Abercrombie failed to provide a reasonable accommodation to a Muslim employee that wore a hijab at work. A hijab is a ...
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  • A Class of Women Receive a Nearly $2 Million Dollar Settlement in a Discrimination Lawsuit

    The City of Chicago recently settled a lawsuit with a class of women that alleged that the Fire Department’s testing process was discriminatory. The settlement was for $1.98 million, with potentially an additional $1.7 million in legal fees. The women filed a lawsuit in 2011 and alleged that the Fire Department applied a discriminatory test that measured upper body strength, which would be ...
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  • The Real Meaning behind Labor Day

    For most of us, Labor Day marks the end of summer and is a great excuse to squeeze one last barbeque in before the weather starts to change. Most of us take for granted the true meaning behind Labor Day and the efforts of those that came before us which the day is meant to commemorate. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 was celebrated to honor the American labor movement and its social and ...
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