Missouri Court of Appeals Places Limits on What Can Be Classified as Whistleblowing

Limiting the extent of a public policy discharge claim in Missouri, the Missouri Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that provides guidance to the area of whistleblower protection.  In Yerra v. Mercy Clinic Springfield...

7th Circuit Rejects The EEOC’s Current Position Regarding Long-Term Leave As A Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

In Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., Case No. 15-3754 (7th Cir. 2017), Plaintiff Raymond Severson took a 12-week leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) due to serious back pain.  On the last day...

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,...