Supreme Court Adopts Heightened Standard for Employee Retaliation Claims

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, which raises the bar for employees who file Title VII retaliation claims against their employers. Title VII protects employees from discrimination based on race, sex or gender, religion, or national origin.  Title VII also protects […]

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Seventh Circuit Reverses Course on Employer's ADA Reasonable Accommodation Obligations

In EEOC v. United Airlines, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an employer, as part of its reasonable accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), must reassign a disabled employee to an open and available position regardless of whether there might be a better or more qualified applicant for […]

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