7th Circuit Rules That Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against an individual based on his/her “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”  Unlike some state anti-discrimination statutes, including the Illinois Human Rights Act,...

Work Absences Found Not to Be Misconduct For Unemployment Benefits Purposes

A recent decision by the Missouri Eastern District of Appeals found in favor of Pamela Ausley, an individual who had been denied unemployment benefits as a result of her termination for misconduct. The Court held...

Tenth Circuit Denies EEOC Attempt to Subpoena Pattern or Practice Evidence

Employers familiar with the time-consuming task of responding to broad requests for information from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) will be pleased to learn the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has found one such...