This is a very interesting piece, No, Affirmative Action Has Not Made Asian-Americans the 'New Jews', by an academic expert, Jerome Karabel, arguing that Ivy League colleges are not unlawfully discriminating against Asian Americans as alleged in a currently pending lawsuit in Boston. I disagree with it, but it is worth reading.
Here's a story from The New York Times, "Meet the Woman in Charge of Building the Best-Selling Pickup Truck in America", by Tiffany Hsu that I thought you'd find interesting:
In a major hard-fought victory, NachtLaw beat Amazon's motion for summary judgment in a discrimination case for a senior Seattle and Detroit software development manager who was terminated.
NachtLaw represents several current and former employees of the Michigan Municipal League involved in this story. It is a reminder that sexual comments, emails and behavior, even without sexual touching and requests for sexual favors, may nonetheless support a claim of illegal sexual harassment and discrimination - as well as potential retaliation if one suffers adverse employment consequences for reporting such behavior.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case that attracted little attention. On the surface, CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission[i] (5/19/16) was about the definition of a "prevailing party" for purposes of awarding attorney fees. The Court unanimously held that a defendant does not need to obtain a favorable judgment "on the merits" in order to be awarded attorney fees.
The Gray Lady isn't so gray or such a lady. The New York Times is facing a class action lawsuit alleging sex, race, and age discrimination. Several older, Black, and female employees are suing the newspaper alleging that:
I make it a point not to advocate for particular political positions or to take positions on questions of public policy that are not directly related to the interest of my clients, at least when I am writing in my capacity as the shareholder of a law firm. Recent events however, have led me to believe that it would be irresponsible to stay quiet in light of public discourse which seems to encourage bigotry. In these pages I do not advocate for or against a particular policy concerning immigration. However, as a law firm that fights against discrimination, I must speak out against the casual labeling of Mexican-Americans as having tendencies towards criminal conduct, by one presidential candidate.
A fascinating lawsuit has been filed accusing a prominent U.S. company of illegally replacing Americans with foreigners. Here is a link to the NY Times article
Nick Roumel's litigation practice has been very active.