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In the coming months, the Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers. The current composition of the court makes the anticipated outcome hard to predict. At the moment, there are four judges appointed by a Democratic president, and five […]

Last month, the Eighth Circuit gave a South Dakota kickboxing gym the foot for replacing a gym instructor because she attended mandatory National Guard training. In its ruling on Mace v. Willis, the Eighth Circuit ordered Corey Willis, the owner of Kickbox Dakota LLC, to pay damages to former gym instructor and National Guard member […]

Last month, the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a report titled The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The report, written by Victoria Lipnic, the acting chair of the EEOC, marked the 50th anniversary of the ADEA, which was […]

The H-1B visa is a temporary work permit given to foreign workers in a specialty occupation. The process is highly political and has been subject to discussion in the most recent presidential election. Employers who discriminate against U.S. candidates in favor of those with H-1B visas are subject to prosecution by the Justice Department. But […]

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In the last few months, the #MeToo movement has brought to light many shocking cases of sexual abuse and harassment by powerful figureheads in media, government, and much more. One of the most horrific was the abuse by Larry Nassar, a former physician for the US Gymnastic Team and Michigan State University. What makes his […]