April 2019

Cynet Systems, an IT and engineering staffing company, had a viral mess on its hands over the weekend, after it posted a job that asked for candidates “Preferably Caucasian.”Helana McCabe asked a very simple question on Twitter:Uh, hey...
In a recent 2-1 decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected its prior precedent, joining the Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits in adopting a “but-for” causation standard in disability discrimination cases brought...
The status, the arguments, and my predictions.I've been waiting anxiously since September for the Supreme Court to agree to review three lower court decisions on whether LGBT discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Wouldn't...
Following its usual approach of lifting employment restrictions in the five boroughs, on April 9, 2019 the New York City Council approved legislation that will prevent employers from conducting pre-employment screens for tetrahydrocannabinols,...
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on April 22, 2019 that it will decide whether gay, lesbian, and transgender workers are expressly protected under federal civil rights law on the basis of their sexual orientation.  The Court granted review of...