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Posted on: Aug 16, 2018

Class action lawsuits are being filed across the country on behalf of pizza delivery drivers who claim violations of the Federal Wage and Hour Laws. In essence, the plaintiff delivery drivers claim that the pizza franchises fail to reimburse them for car expenses, which reduces their net wages to below minimum wage.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2018

After the seizure disorder had been diagnosed, the employee was restricted in some of the essential functions of her job without reasonable accommodation. Although she had identified at least four vacant positions that she could have filled, the employer did not discuss possible accommodations as part of the interactive process. Thus, the employer violated the ADA.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2018

A federal magistrate in the Western District of Louisiana has issued what appears to be the first ruling under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that someone who is Jewish may be protected from race discrimination under the statute. In Bonadona v. Louisiana College, the Court ruled that an individual who was born to a Jewish mother but converted to Christianity could proceed with his Title VII claim on the basis that Jews are a protected “race” under Title VII.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2018

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and Carolyn McGuffin filed a lawsuit against Carolyn Smitley and the Smitley Family Trust in April 2016 alleging that the Defendants discriminated against Ms. McGuffin in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. On July 3, 2018, Judge William T. Lawrence in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana entered judgment requiring the Defendants to pay $219,747.75 as a result of the discrimination.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2018

With allegations against Indiana's Attorney General Curtis Hill making national news, Hill now faces calls to resign amid his adamant denials and claims of unfairness in the investigatory process. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (Taft) authored a memorandum outlining the alleged factual allegations and legal analysis for potential Title VII hostile work environment claims. The public likely has questions as to why this memorandum came to the conclusion that a claim of sexual harassment would not be successful against the General Assembly.

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