2nd Feb 2016

The interplay between religious rights and the rights of employers has been a hot button issue in Indiana and around the country. Just recently, a situation in Colorado gained a lot of national attention. Cargil Meat Solutions, a meat processing … more

10th Jun 2015

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.  The decision and holdings therein were an important victory for employees, as well as their religious rights … more

30th Jan 2015

Pamela Manning was working at a sales associate for Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. in January 2010 at which time Kohl’s underwent a nationwide restructuring that resulted in her schedule changing from predicable shifts to unpredictable shifts, such as “swing shifts” … more

23rd May 2014

On April 21, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed a race discrimination case brought by an African-American employee against his former employer. In Douthit v. TC Heartland LLC, the employee claimed that he … more

1st Apr 2014

Most settlement agreements in employment cases contain confidentiality clauses. The reasons for this are many, but generally employers do not wish to have others learn of the details of a settlement. Whether it is a fear of negative media coverage, … more

17th Mar 2014

The answer to that question has traditionally hinged upon the severity of the injury itself. Prior to September 2008, Courts were unwilling to extend the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to individuals who suffered from non-permanent injuries … more

21st Jan 2014

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a settlement in a pregnancy discrimination claim filed by the EEOC against J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that a female job applicant was denied a position in J.C. … more