Eighth Circuit Rules Six Weeks Between Protected Activity and Termination Sufficient to Revive Retaliation Claim

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Wilson v. Arkansas Dept. of Human Services, Case No. 16-1174 (March 1, 2017), held an African American employee who alleged that she was terminated six-weeks after filing a...

Sex Based Dress Code Liability

Recently, a young woman’s story gained attention when her employment was terminated after she went against company policy and refused to wear high heels at her job. While the incident occurred in England, the worldwide...

Court Permits Subgroup of 50 and Older Individuals to Pursue ADEA Age Discrimination Claim

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits age discrimination in employment, but limits those entitled to its protections to individuals who are at least 40 years of age. In Karlo, et al. v. Pittsburgh...

Is Obesity a Disability? Eighth Circuit Weighs In.

It has become commonplace to hear obesity talked about as a health epidemic in the United States today.  According to the National Institute of Health, over 35% of American adults currently qualify as obese.  However,...