July 25, 2020 – New York, NY – DOAR, the nation’s leading trial consulting company, today released important findings from a new study that measured the perceived prevalence of discrimination and harassment in the workplace and the effects on jurors’ attitudes toward employment cases alleging the specific wrongdoings. The results indicate overwhelmingly that many factors come to bear—including political beliefs, personal experience, and the #MeToo movement—on how jurors will evaluate the context in which employment lawyers advance case themes on their clients’ behalf.
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In one of its most important and far-reaching employment decisions, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the Supreme Court of the United States held that Title VII’s “because of sex” language forbids discrimination in employment against transgender and gay individuals. Not since Obergefell v. Hodges has the LGBTQ community celebrated a decision of this magnitude. Not to mention, this decision is the first significant victory for transgender rights in history....Read Full Article >
The Third Circuit sent Uber Black Drivers on a nice trip back to district court yesterday when the court resuscitated the drivers’ claims that Uber misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania law. The appellate court reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the transportation behemoth and remanded the case to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for resolution of various disputed issues of material fact. The Third Circuit undertook a searching review of the record, noting...Read Full Article >
The New York City Commission on Human Rights inked a settlement with Prada this month that will have the company investing significant human capital and resources in programs directed at diversity and inclusion. Is this settlement, which addresses the impact of racially tone-deaf expression, just the beginning of a new trend?
Over a year after Prada marketed its “Pradamalia” campaign—featuring a figurine of a monkey that resembled blackface—the company entered into an agreement obligating it to take key measures to combat racism within not only its ranks but also...Read Full Article >