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Sears Wrongful Termination Suit Not Covered by Title VII, 11th Circuit Decides

On March 26, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s decision to dismiss a wrongful termination suit brought by former Sears employee Janet Brush, who alleged that her termination was retaliation for activity protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In Brush v. Sears Holding Corp., the Circuit Court held […]

“Awareness” and Its Ambiguous Meaning in the 6th Circuit

Last week on February 24th, the 6th Circuit affirmed an Ohio lower court’s holding in only considering the racially charged incidents which were directly experienced or known about, and not aggregating all of the claims by a group of black employees in a discrimination suit. In 2005, SuperValu and several of its warehouse supervisory employees […]

Indiana Supreme Court Cuts Employee’s Wage and Hour $18M Damages

The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday said that the $18 million back pay recovery of non-merit employees in a long-running class action over hourly wages with the state should be cut because of their “unreasonable” delay in seeking recovery. The almost 19-yearlong dispute involved claims by merit and non-merit employees of Indiana state who said […]