Civil Rights Act of 1964

By Annette Tyman, Matthew J. Gagnon, Brandon L. Dixon, and Taylor Iaculla

Seyfarth Synopsis: The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in one of the most anticipated employment cases of this term. In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the Court considered whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in transfer

Continue Reading SCOTUS Issues Highly Anticipated Muldrow Decision, Rejecting Heightened Harm Requirement in Adverse Action Analysis

By: Christine M. Costantino, Taylor Iaculla, and Andrew Scroggins

Seyfarth Synopsis: One of the most anticipated employment cases of the term was recently argued before the United States Supreme Court. In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis the Court requested the parties address the issue: Whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in

Continue Reading Justices Mull Fundamental Element of Proof in Title VII Case During Oral Argument In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis

By Julia Tape and Linda C. Schoonmaker,

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Braidwood Management, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Fifth Circuit endorsed for-profit employers integrating their religious beliefs into their employment policies to apply the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) as a shield from complying with the prohibitions against sex discrimination under Title VII of the

Continue Reading The Fifth Circuit Recognizes a “Super Statute” for Religious For-Profit Employers

By Annette Tyman and Andrew L. Scroggins

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 18, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released Technical Assistance on the use of advanced technologies in the workplace titled Select Issues: Assessing Adverse Impact in Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence Used in Employment Selection Procedures Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“TA”). The

Continue Reading EEOC Issues Technical Assistance Guidance On The Use Of Advanced Technology Tools, Including Artificial Intelligence

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Sam Schwartz-Fenwick, Michael W. Stevens, and Kylie Byron

As we’ve been reporting in our blogs, the EEOC continues to pursue an expansive theory of discrimination.

It has taken the position that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited sex-discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Continue Reading The EEOC Files Historic Lawsuits Testing Theory That Title VII Covers Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation