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No Retaliation For Termination Based on Employer’s Mistaken Belief of False Report, Says Fourth Cir.
On June 7, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that, so long as an employer honestly believed its employee had made a false report of harassment, its decision to fire that employee cannot constitute unlawful retaliation...even if the employee’s report ultimately turned out to be truthful.Read More
The extent of Title VII protection against discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation remains a gray area after two recent federal appellate cases, and employers should be aware of state laws offering greater protection.Read More
Anticipating the Trump administration’s plans for the EEOC, possible changes in policies, programs, litigation priorities and strategies, and guidance on workplace discrimination and harassment.Read More
Overview: In Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corporation, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, faced the question of whether an African-American plaintiff’s complaint, which alleged she had twice in a span of 24 hours been called a “porch monkey” and had been terminated shortly after reporting the harassment, could survive summary judgment.Read More