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Bostock v. Clayton County, GA

In an opinion addressing three consolidated cases, the Supreme Court of the United States held that homosexual and transgender employees are subject to protections under Title VII against sex discrimination. The Court held that Title VII protects employees from...

Ricci v. MSPB

The plaintiff was tentatively selected for a position with Homeland Security pending a background check. The offer was rescinded after the check was complete, and she appealed, but the Administrative Law Judge dismissed based on a lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiff...

Babb v. Wilkie

539 U.S. __ (2020) (slip opinion) No. 18-882 Babb was a pharmacist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She claimed that she was discriminated against based on age when the VA took away her opportunity for promotion, denied her training opportunities, and...

Severance Agreements – What to Expect

In an average week, I often review as many as six (6) severance or similar agreements. The primary question that is posed during such consultations is: should I sign the agreement? That is not a question that I can answer because it is in not a legal question. It is a...