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August 29, 2013

Federal Court Rejects EEOC Challenge to Criminal Background Check Policy

By Ryan Leemkuil In June, we blogged about two recent lawsuits the EEOC has brought against Dollar General and BMW alleging that these companies’ use of criminal background checks causes a disparate impact on black applicants. In a ruling earlier this month, a federal district court in Maryland rejected a...

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June 26, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces Application of Standard Adopted in Gross v. FBL

In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the United States Supreme Court held that a plaintiff seeking to recover for unlawful retaliation under Title VII must establish that unlawful retaliatory intent was the but-for cause of the challenged employment action. The court rejected the argument that the less...

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January 20, 2011

I-9 Audits Creating Burdens for Employers

By Neal Westin Recent efforts by the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") to uncover undocumented workers in the U.S. have become quite troublesome for many employers unintentionally out of compliance with governmental standards. In place of the large-scale high-profile raids that became the norm over the past several years, DHS...

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September 10, 2010

Testing Landlords for Discrimination

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is using "testers" posing as prospective tenants to verify that Iowa landlords are not discriminating against disabled prospective tenants who require the assistance of service animals. A tester will call a property manager to inquire about an available unit, disclosing that the caller uses a...

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