Tag Archives: gender

California S.B. 292: Sex-Based Harassment Claims No Longer Require Sexual Desire Element

by Daniel Clark In response to Kelley v. Conco Companies, in which the California Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of a same-sex sexual harassment claim for lack of proof that the harassment was “an expression of actual sexual desire or intent,” the state legislature approved and Governor Brown signed S.B. 292, which will revise […]

The Gender Pay Gap and the Paycheck Fairness Act

By Staffer Angela Bouliakis Currently, federal law prohibiting job discrimination includes: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from […]

District Judge Allows Sex Discrimination Class Action Against Bayer to Proceed

Last week, New Jersey U.S. District Judge Dennis Cavanaugh denied Bayer Corp.’s motion to strike class allegations and partially dismiss Barghout’s (plaintiffs’) amended second complaint in a $100 million sex discrimination suit. Despite presenting a strong legal analysis regarding potential problems with class certifications, Judge Cavanaugh ruled that Bayer’s argument (that the allegedly amorphous claims […]