JUST ONE WEEK AFTER FILING (& SETTLING) IT’S FIRST EVER “GINA” LAWSUIT, IT HAS NOW FILED ITS FIRST “GINA” CLASS ACTION

By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

The EEOC issued a press release on May 16, 2013 announcing that it has filed a class action against The Founders Pavilion, Inc. (“Founders”), a nursing and rehabilitation center in Corning, N.Y.


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By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

On May 7, 2013, the EEOC issued a press release announcing the settlement of a lawsuit against Fabricut, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of decorative fabrics. This is the first lawsuit ever filed by the EEOC alleging genetic discrimination.


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By:     Chelcey E. Lieber

Including arbitration provisions in employment agreements or employee handbooks is not a guaranteed way to avoid the courtroom. On January 3, 2012, the California Court of Appeal upheld a decision from the Sacramento County Superior Court holding that an arbitration provision contained in a pre-employment agreement was unconscionable, and, therefore, unenforceable.


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