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The Effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act on Jury Charges

The A.D.A. Amendments Act of 2008 emphasizes that the definition of disability should be interpreted broadly. As more employees are now covered, it increases the number of people who are entitled to reasonable accommodations and to protection from discrimination.

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The Cat’s Paw Doctrine

In Staub v. Proctor Hospital, the Supreme Court makes clear that an independent investigation will not insulate the employer from liability if the investigation relies on facts provided by the biased supervisor.

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Practical Issues in Litigating Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases

Challenging workplace discrimination against LGBT people raises several issues that do not often arise in Title VII litigation. This article addresses these issues from a practical standpoint and discusses how they affected a case which my firm tried to a jury in federal court.

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Religious Discrimination at Work: Emerging Issues

Religious discrimination in employment is prohibited by federal, New York State, and New York City law. Under all three statutes, it is unlawful to discriminate in employment on the basis of the employee’s religion and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for the religious practices of the employee as long as such accommodation is not an undue hardship on the employer.

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Guidelines for Openings and Closings

Few experienced practitioners dispute that openings and closings are the two most important aspects of a trial. In order to be a successful litigator, these tasks must be mastered. This article gives some insight on how to achieve that mastery […]

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