REASON PREVAILS… AND REASON FLAILS…

A Federal District Court in Connecticut refused to enjoin the Connecticut Department of Corrections from disciplining law enforcement officers for their involvement in a motorcycle gang that is reputed to be a major drug trafficker and whose members engage in violence, associate with white supremacists, and sell stolen motorcycle parts.A former golf pro sued for marital status discrimination when he was fired after having an affair and bringing his girlfriend to country club events. We reported in a prior edition of L&EI that the trial court granted summary judgment to the country club. Now, the Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed, ruling that if the employee was fired because of his pending divorce rather than his adulterous affair, he would have a claim for marital status discrimination.

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