The Tail That Wags the Dog: Missouri Appellate Court Allows $346,500.00 Attorney Fee Award For Recovery of $524.00 in Actual Damages

Employers defending against claims of discrimination or retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) are in a difficult position given that Missouri has the lowest burden of proof in the country for discrimination and...

EEOC’s Attempt to Avoid Title VII Conciliation Requirement Fails

Most of you already know that Title VII prohibits discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. What you may not know, is that although Title VII empowers the EEOC to enforce its provisions through litigation, it...

Union Fees and Public Employee Free Speech – Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in Context

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could significantly impact public sector unions and employees in many areas of the country.  The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was brought...

Harris Stowe Again Hit By Multi-Million Dollar Discrimination Verdict

Just one month after a jury awarded a former Harris Stowe professor nearly $5 million on claims of racial discrimination, the University has again been hit by a very large discrimination verdict, this time for...