Tag Archives: discrimination

Former NBA Superstar Magic Johnson Named in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

By Michael C. Fallings Former NBA superstar and current business mogul, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, faces allegations of age discrimination and wrongful termination by his former employee, Lanita Thomas.  Thomas, who worked almost eight years for Johnson as his personal flight attendant on his private jet, states that Johnson fired her after she was “15 minutes […]

The Supreme Court To Define Supervisor For Purposes of Title VII

In a case that could have far reaching implications for employers, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Vance v. Ball State University, a case in which the Court will define “supervisor” for purposes of determining an employer’s liability for harassment under Title VII. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employment […]

Illegal Aliens Are Not A Protected Class Under Title VII

Title VII  of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 clearly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Recently the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that national origin is not the same as alienage status, and is not protected by Title VII.  As a result, the court […]

New Wisconsin Law Limits State Court Discrimination Remedies

On April 6, 2012, Wisconsin employers celebrated as Governor Scott Walker signed into law legislation repealing a state law enacted in 2009 that permitted employees to recover compensatory and punitive damages in employment discrimination suits under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. The bill was opposed by special interests groups advocating for women’s rights who painted […]

No End to ENDA?

On June 12, 2012 the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) heard testimony from M. V. Lee Badgett , Research Director of the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kylar […]