Six Ways Whistleblowers Can Protect Themselves
May 25, 2023
For government agencies and regulators seeking to deter and punish instances of fraud, corruption and other wrongdoing that threaten the public interest, cases are often proven thanks to essential information provided by...
Texas Jury Awards Plaintiff Alleging Racial Discrimination and Retaliation $366 Million in Damages
May 23, 2023
In February 2023, Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt, a federal district judge in the Southern District of Texas, ordered FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. to pay a historic $366 million in damages, with 4.69% postjudgment interest, for...
Judicial Review of Large Jury Awards of Non-Economic and Punitive Damages
May 23, 2023
In employment litigation, plaintiffs generally can receive two types of damages, compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages seek to place the plaintiff in the same position as if she had not been discriminated or...
The EEOC and Developments in Anti-Discrimination Law: A Look to 2023 and Beyond
May 16, 2023
The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (“EEOC”) is poised to play an even more essential role in advancing the rights of workers in 2023 and beyond. The EEOC enforces the following federal laws related to employment...
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act Add Overdue Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees
April 11, 2023
On December 22, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) via a bipartisan 73-24 vote as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. President Biden signed the bill into law a week later. The PWFA...
A Win for Whistleblowers: The Ninth Circuit Expansively Interprets California’s Whistleblower Protection Act
March 22, 2023
The federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently handed workers a major victory. In Killgore v. SpecPro Professional Services, LLC, 51 F.4th 973 (9th Cir. 2022) the Ninth Circuit interpreted the California...