The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit holds accusations of racism against a plaintiff in the workplace cannot form a race discrimination claim or retaliation claim.
The Court held that basing an employee’s termination on issues that were not promptly addressed or documented in discipline to the employee is not in and of itself, evidence of pretext.
In response to the wave of #MeToo sexual harassment claims, New York passed New York Law, N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 7515 (“Section 7515”), which prohibits the use of mandatory arbitration clauses to resolve any allegation or claim of an unlawful discriminatory practice of sexual harassment.
The Second Circuit recently held that plaintiffs bringing disability discrimination claims must meet the higher but-for causation standard, rather than a mixed-motives standard.