Scharfenberger Law Blog

Sexual Harassment in Trucking Industry

Trucking Pays $50k to settle harassment lawsuit.   A trucking company will pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, a token payment to avoid trial in a closely watched case that has sharply limited the government’s ability to file […]

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Generals Generally engaging in Adultery…..A disturbing trend in the military workplace

Army Generals accused of sex misconduct, adultery with subordinates….A disturbing trend. It’s turning out to be a rough couple of months for current and former U.S. Army Generals. First it was General Jeffrey A. Sinclair being accused of multiple offenses, […]

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NBA Accused of Gender Discrimination for alleged “Open Hostility” towards Women.

NBA Accused of Gender Discrimination for alleged “Open Hostility” towards Women. NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Sanford Heisler, LLP, a leading national civil rights law firm, today filed a gender discrimination suit seeking $3 million on behalf […]

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Big Law Firms not sharing the Equity with Female Lawyers.

Big Law Firms not sharing the Equity with Female Lawyers. Women have made significant strides in the legal community. A National Association of Women Lawyers survey  of the country’s largest law firms, however, recently found that 70 percent of the […]

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Temporary Employees File Wage-and-Hour Claim Against Wal-Mart

Temporary employees at Wal-Mart were asked to come early, stay late and skip lunch, claims a proposed class action filed Monday in Chicago federal court. According to Reuters, the filing accuses the retail giant and two staffing agencies of violating […]

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The Defense Of Marriage Act limited by Courts.

On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. As courts strike down laws that ban same-sex marriage, lawyers wonder if employers will change benefits to be […]

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Retaliation Claim Allowed in ‘Macho Culture’ Suit by Fired Dechert Associate

Retaliation Claim Allowed in ‘Macho Culture’ Suit by Fired Dechert Associate.  A former associate of New York law firm Dechert LLP maintains he was fired partly because of the firm’s macho culture.  And a U.S. District Court Judge has ruled […]

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The Basics of Public Accommodations Laws in Kentucky.

The basics of public accomadations laws in Kentucky.  In the Commonwealth of Kentucky Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination against certain protected groups in businesses and places that are considered “public accommodations.” The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88-352, 78 […]

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The Basics of ADA and Reasonable Accommodation in Kentucky.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”).   The  Act requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue […]

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Employment Discrimination Lawsuits are Less Successful in Federal Court.

Employment Discrimination Lawsuits are Less Successful in Federal Court.  With recent federal enactments minorities and members of protected classes have the ability to assert their civil rights under more legal theories than ever.  Just because more workers have standing to […]

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