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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down California Union Access Regulation
June 30, 2021
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision issued on June 23, 2021 struck down a California state law requiring agricultural employers to grant union organizers access to their property.
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Latest U.S. Supreme Court Case Favors Religious Rights Over Laws Prohibiting Discrimination Against LGBTQ+, Signals Potential Expansion of Religious Rights
June 18, 2021
In a potential expansion of religious freedom rights, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, held that the City of Philadelphia could not require Catholic Social Services, a group contracting with the City to provide foster care services for over 50 years, to certify same-sex couples as foster care providers in violation of the Catholic church’s view that marriage is a sacred bond between one man and one woman.
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SCOTUS Gives Religious Exemptions Wide Berth in Two Key Employment Rulings
July 9, 2020
On June 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two 7-2 decisions involving religious exemptions to federal employment and benefits laws.
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Supreme Court Rules DACA to Continue—For Now
June 19, 2020
On June 18, 2020, The United States Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, that the Trump Administration could not immediately shut down DACA.
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination
June 15, 2020
Today, the U.S. Supreme ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.
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The U.S. Supreme Court Extends Protections for Homosexual & Transgender Employees Under Title VII
June 15, 2020
In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court of the United States extended protections for homosexual and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Supreme Court Addresses Standards Of Proof In Discrimination Cases
April 8, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Supreme Court has continued to issue opinions in pending cases. Two recent decisions are particularly relevant to employers.
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U.S. Supreme Court: Mixed Motive Framework Rejected as a way to Establish Causation in §1981 Claims
April 2, 2020
On March 23, 2020, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, held that plaintiffs who bring actions under §1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 bear the burden of showing that race was a “but-for” cause of their injury—that is, that their injury would not have occurred but for their race.
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Supreme Court Holds that Claims for Intentional Discrimination Under Section 1981 Must Meet “But For” Causation Test
March 26, 2020
In Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owed Media, et al an African-American owned television network operator sued Comcast because Comcast refused to enter into a contract to carry the operator’s networks.
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EEO Tips: How the Supreme Court May Affect Employers in 2020
February 9, 2020
What is the Supreme Court doing this year that will affect employers? They have a number of things in the works that are worth watching.
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Supreme Court to Decide LGBTQ Coverage Under Title VII
September 30, 2019
On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the prohibition of discrimination based upon “sex” includes sexual orientation, gender identity (transgender status), and gender expression.
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Supreme Court Kisor Decision Has Implications for Employers
June 27, 2019
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Kisor v. Wilkie, a case seeking to overturn prior precedent requiring deference to federal agencies’ interpretations of their regulations.
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