US Court of Appeals for D.C. reverses D.C. district court’s dismissal of hostile work environment retaliation claim

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On September 15, 2020, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed the D.C. district court’s motion to dismiss the Plaintiff Cassandra Menoken’s Title VII and disability discrimination claims against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Menoken …

Federal Judge Blocks LGBTQ Health Discrimination Rule

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On August 17, 2020, Judge Frederick Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York blocked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from implementing a rule that allowed health-care providers and insurers to discriminate …

Teacher Health Concerns Over Returning to School this Fall

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As many schools decide to resume in-person classes this fall, teachers may worry not only about the health implications of a possibly pre-mature opening for their students, but also for themselves. Teachers recognize the student motivation, participation, internet access and …

Lawsuits Challenging Secretary DeVos’s New Title IX Rules

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With the August 14 deadline approaching for colleges and universities to implement Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s new campus sexual assault regulations, education groups, women’s rights groups, and 18 states are suing the Department of Education in hopes of stopping the …

Correia & Puth Names New Partners

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On Correia & Puth‘s 6th Anniversary, the firm is pleased to announce that Subhashini Bollini and Lauren Khouri have joined the firm as partners, effective July 1, 2020. In their new role, Ms. Bollini and Ms. Khouri will continue to …

Victory for Trans and Gay Employees at the Supreme Court

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In a great victory for employee rights, the Supreme Court today ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  In this landmark decision, conservative justices Gorsuch and Roberts …