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NJ Law About Employment & Settlement Agreements Changes

By |2019-03-29T18:55:16+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Law Against Discrimination (LAD)|

A new law has been enacted that affects employment contracts, and settlement agreements that resolve discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims.  Employers like to include confidentiality provisions in these agreements to avoid the adverse publicity should the agreements be made public.  That can no longer be done.  S-121, recently signed into law, makes this kind of [...]

Two New Salvos from Different Fronts in the Workplace Gender Wars

By |2017-02-02T17:50:14+00:00July 20th, 2010|Categories: Employment Law News, Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment|Tags: , , , |

Two recent decisions illustrate distinctly different sides of the conflicts between men and women that percolate into our courtrooms.  Neither is a New Jersey case, but there are lessons for for Garden Staters in both. In Kirleis v. Dickey, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., the plaintiff Alyson Kirleis sued the defendant law firm, of which she [...]

Retaliation: $3 Million Verdict

By |2009-06-22T13:44:17+00:00June 22nd, 2009|Categories: Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment|Tags: , |

Here's another example of why employers need to take seriously --- and treat appropriately --- employee complaints of discrimination.  Here the plaintiff won a $3 million verdict when a jury found that the employer, United Airlines, retaliated against her for complaining about gender discrimination.  Note, however, that the jury also found that United did not [...]

Court “Socc(er)s It To” Coach

By |2009-05-07T10:00:22+00:00May 7th, 2009|Categories: Employment Law News, Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment|Tags: , , |

Here's an article from RGJ.com (I think that's the Reno Gazette-Journal) that deals with two of my firm's practice areas, employment law and sports law. The short story: a female soccer coach at the University of Nevada-Reno, was fired.  She sued, claiming that her termination was in retaliation for her reporting of possible Title IX [...]

Women’s Sports in the News

By |2007-12-07T13:51:37+00:00December 7th, 2007|Categories: Employment Law News, Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment|

Today brings news of two developments featuring coaches of women's sports teams.  The first comes from California.  USA Today reports that the former coach of the Fresno State women's basketball team  has won a jury verdict of more than $19 million.  She claims that she was fired for promoting women's issues.  The university, her former employer [...]

Sex Discrimination – Manager Spying on Employee

By |2006-05-05T22:19:57+00:00May 5th, 2006|Categories: Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Title VII|

What do you get when you cross a peeping tom manager with a persistent rash? If you're Jill Cottrill and Mary Combs, you get thrown unceremoniously out of court, that's what. Unfortunately, Cottrill and Combs had to sue in federal court in Missouri. It's unlikely that they would have fared so poorly if they had [...]