Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

A federal court in New York has held that a Broadway musical’s casting decisions—specifically replacing one actor with another actor of a different race—are shielded by the First Amendment from employment discrimination claims, in a decision that could have implications across the entertainment industry.

In Moore v. Hadestown Broadway LLC, the plaintiff, a Black

In Harris v. FedEx Corp. Servs., Inc., No. 23-2003, a Fifth Circuit panel vacated a $365 million punitive damages award in race discrimination and retaliation case, finding that the plaintiff Jennifer Harris (“Harris”) failed to show that Fedex Corporate Services, Inc. (“Fedex”) acted with malice or reckless indifference when it terminated her for poor

Effective November 26, 2023, the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) is amended to extend anti-discrimination protection based on height and weight.

As previously reported, the amendment prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and access based on an individual’s height or weight. For employers covered by the NYCHRL, the law now prohibits, among other

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has recently signed into law a bill that impacts settlement agreements entered into by employers and employees that resolve claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  The recent amendment prohibits any settlement or other resolution of a claim involving sexual harassment or any other form of unlawful discrimination or harassment from

Massachusetts is poised to join to the growing number of states enacting pay transparency laws which, among other things, require employers to disclose minimum and maximum salary ranges for job openings. At present, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate have passed largely similar pay transparency bills, with the expectation that a consolidated bill will

After multiple delays, on October 31, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced the opening of the 2022 EEO-1 data collection portal. All employers with 100 or more employees, and federal government contractors and subcontractors (“Contractors”) with at least 50 employees and a federal government contract of $50,000 or more are required to file