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NOTE: On January 15, this post was updated and one correction made (see "Nipped in the bud" and "Jury clobbers Catholic diocese," below). 

Happy New Year, everyone! While I've been out for the holidays, the courts and government agencies have stayed busy with employment law matters. Here are the developments that I thought were especially noteworthy:

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We have some catching up to do!

WAGE ...

Jill Stricklin.jpgPenn State. The Catholic Church. The schools. Employers are increasingly accused of covering up sexual abuse after they've reacted too slowly, or ineffectually, or after they've seemed to be too protective of "their own" and not concerned enough about the victims. I spoke this week with my colleague Jill Stricklin, who is a course planner for DRI's Sexual Torts program, which will ...

Is obesity a "disability" entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

As our nation allegedly gets more zaftig this question could take on enormous significance.

(By the way, did you know that Marilyn Monroe really was not a size 14 but smaller than a size 2? It's a fact! I am sMarilyn_Monroe,_The_Prince_and_the_Showgirl,_1.jpgo disappointed. I loved the idea of a size-14 sex symbol.)

"Obesity" is medically defined ...

I wonder if there is a recognized legal specialty in the area of unwed-pregnant-moms-and-religious-schools-discrimination law. If so, I think I will qualify very soon. Happy belated Mother's Day?

Not long ago, I wrote about the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, which terminated an unmarried pregnant teacher at a Catholic school -- not for "immoral" behavior -- although they did think her ...

With Easter and Passover almost upon us, what better topic than a new case on the ministerial exception to Title VII?

Easter eggs.jpgA federal judge in Ohio has recently refused to dismiss* a lawsuit brought by a former teacher at a Catholic school who alleged that she was let go because of her pregnancy. (The teacher was not married, and she alleged that she became pregnant through artificial ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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