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Tag Archives: Title VII

The DOJ’s New Posture on Gender Identity Discrimination

Posted in Discrimination

On October 4, 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) delivered a blow to the rights of transgender Americans. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy concluding that the Civil Rights Act bars workplace discrimination against transgender employees. Specifically, Sessions revoked a 2014 memo authored by then-Attorney General Eric Holder… Continue Reading

Proposed Texas Legislation Would Limit Employers’ Ability to Use Employees’ and Job Applicants’ Credit Information

Posted in Discrimination, FCRA, Policies & Practices

Texas State Representatives Terry Canales (District 40, serving part of Hidalgo County) and Nicole Collier (District 95, serving part of Tarrant County) have proposed legislation related to employers’ consideration of credit information for employees and job applicants.  HB 317 amends Chapter 52 of… Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court approves “cat’s paw” theory of liability in employment discrimination cases.

Posted in Uncategorized

In Staub v. Proctor Hospital, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer may be held liable for employment discrimination based on the conduct of an employee who influenced – but did not make – the ultimate employment decision.  Commonly called the “cat’s paw” theory of liability, the Supreme Court’s decision… Continue Reading