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Babb v. Wilkie – The ADEA and Federal Employees Over Forty

By Shaloni Pinto and Aimee Christianson {Read in 4 minutes}  Ms. Norris Babb alleges that her employer, the Department of Veterans Affairs, denied her advancement opportunities due to her age and gender, and retaliated against her after she filed complaints about the issue. If Ms. Babb was an employee in the private sector, she would […]

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Employment Overwatch: The EEOC

{Read in 5 minutes} In my previous post, I wrote about the impact an impending Supreme Court decision may have on employee protections — particularly LGBT employees. The issue is whether or not sex discrimination as prohibited by Title VII includes sexual orientation or gender identity protections for employees. While the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) […]

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Interpreting Title VII

{Read in 4 minutes}  When I was in law school 20 years ago, I wrote an article on legislation before Congress referred to as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act or “ENDA.” This legislation was aimed at expanding Title VII’s coverage to specifically include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories not specifically provided by Title […]

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Bovitz v. Wells Fargo – A Discrimination Lawsuit

{Read in 2:30 minutes}  Imagine dedicating almost 35 years to the financial industry. You work hard. You are successful. You build an impressive book of business. And yet, you are continuously hindered from reaching your potential – not because you are not qualified, because you are; not because you do not have the necessary experience, […]

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Sweeney v. United States Postal Service (Mail Carriers)

This action was instituted by a group of Smithtown Postal workers who oppose actions by the USPS and its agencies which illegally targeted older employees in an effort to force them into retirement. In doing this, the USPS utilized various techniques including creating a hostile work environment, overly disciplining older employees, and further harassing and […]

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