Section 1981 Claims

  • March 16, 2008

HR Law 101: Section 1981, a little-known section of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, prohibits racial discrimination in the making and enforcement of contracts. Now,...

Wal-Mart faces suit over workplace romance

  • February 21, 2008

A former department manager at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Woodland, Clearfield County, is suing the company for gender discrimination after she was fired for...

California laws on genetic testing, bias

  • February 14, 2008

Q. I recently heard that Congress was considering legislation that would bar employers from using individuals’ genetic information when making hiring, firing, job...

School bus driver loses sexual harassment case

  • February 13, 2008

Barbara Tipps, a school bus driver for Laidlaw Transit Services in Springfield, was part of a group of employees who enjoyed a casual, friendly relationship at work....

Workers told to ‘Go back and pick cotton’

  • February 07, 2008

Darryl Hall, a black warehouse worker for Detroit Forming Inc., will have his day in court after the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling on...