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November 14th, 2016

Federal District Court Joins Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Holding Sexual Orientation Discrimination is a Form of Sex Discrimination

In 2015 the EEOC expanded its interpretation of discrimination “because of sex” to include sexual orientation discrimination.  See Baldwin v. Dep’t of Transportation, EEOC Appeal No. 0120133080.  A federal district court is now in agreement. 

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November 14th, 2016

Defenses Should be Asserted as Early as Possible in Administrative Actions

In a decision issued October 20, 2016, the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Eighth District confirmed the broad discretionary authority of the Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) with respect to the revocation of teaching licenses issued by the Ohio Board of Education pursuant to R.C. § 3319.31. Cobb v. Ohio Dept. of Educ. 2016-Ohio-7396.

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August 8th, 2016

Department of Labor Expands Definition of “Sex Discrimination” for Employees of Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the United States Department of Labor recently updated its sex discrimination rules applicable to federal contractors. The updated rules, which take effect August 15, 2016, had not been substantively revised since 1970.

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January 21st, 2015

Ex-Clay Twp. officer alleges sexual harassment

A former Clay Twp. police officer says she was sexually harassed and discriminated against by high-ranking officials in that department, according to a lawsuit recently filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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