A white woman fired after making ill-received comments in her workplace regarding racial issues is not protected by federal law, a federal judge in South Carolina ruled July 26, but may proceed with state claims. According to plaintiff Kimberly Collins, ...Read More »
Zimmerman v. College of Charleston The arguments that plaintiff makes on her motion to alter or amend judgment – that res judicata did not apply because the time to appeal had not expired in her state court action and that defense counsel would have argued that she had no right to bring a Title VII action in state court – were available to plaintiff when defendant moved for summary judgment on the basis of res judicata. Fed. R. Civ. P. 59 does not give plaintiff a second bite at the apple.
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BOSTON — The recent ruling from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holding that transgendered workers can bring employment bias claims under Title VII is a “game changer” in employment discrimination law, and could lead to claims under the Act based on sexual orientation.Read More »
Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Title VII – Sex Discrimination – Sexual Harassment – Stalking & Threats – Defamation
Dulaney v. Packaging Corp. of America A female production worker at a Roanoke packaging plant who alleges the male employee who supervised her shift sexually harassed her by stalking her, threatening her with disciplinary action if she did not have sex with him and told other employees she was a “whore” and had a sexually transmitted disease, can pursue her Title VII claim, as the 4th Circuit vacates summary judgment for the employer.Read More »
Coleman v. Md. Court of Appeals. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-170-10, 11 pp.) (Traxler, J.) No. 09-1582, Nov. 10, 2010; USDC at Baltimore (Legg, J.) 4th Cir. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: An African-American male who ...Read More »