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Recruiting on social media can lead to discrimination claims

Social media has become integral to our daily lives. A recent survey showed that nearly 1.5 billion users log into Facebook - the world's most popular social media site - each day. With everybody flocking to social media, it's a great place for companies to recruit for new talent. Employers are increasingly posting job listings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms.

However, listing jobs in this way can pose problems for employers. The process of creating a job listing on Facebook contains some potential pitfalls that could put employers at risk of litigation.

Common Questions About Class Actions

If you’re injured as a result of the negligence of another, you have a right to seek compensation. If the negligence, or other wrongdoing, results in the same injury to you and many others, the claims may be eligible for treatment as a class action.

Pursuing a case as a class action is not the same as filing an individual lawsuit. Because of the complex nature of the litigation, and the special procedural rules that apply, consulting an experienced class-action attorney is necessary to ensure you understand all your options. Here are several frequently asked questions we receive about class actions.

Federal Court of Appeals Holds that Title VII Protects Against Transgender Status

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals -- the federal appellate court that hears appeals from the federal courts in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee -- held that Title VII protects employees from discrimination on the basis of their transgender or transitioning status. 

U.S. Court of Appeals Holds that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

This morning, an en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, based in New York, held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Second Circuit joins the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Chicago, to affirmatively protect against anti-gay discrimination in the workplace.

Thank You!

On this day two years ago, Lockaby PLLC opened its doors. Since then, we've helped countless employees (blue-collar and white-collar alike) and employers (including small business and Fortune 500 companies) make the workplace a better place. 

Sexual Harassment Claims to be Exempted from Binding Arbitration Agreements?

If the Attorneys General from all fifty states and several U.S. territories have anything to say about it, yes. On February 12, the National Association of Attorneys General penned a letter, which was also signed by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, requesting that Congress enact legislation exempting sexual harassment claims from binding arbitration agreements.

#MeToo and #TimesUp Movement Helping Harassment Victims in Kentucky

The list of men in powerful positions accused of sexual abuse, assault, or harassment has been growing by the day. Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Bill Cosby, Larry Nasser, Senator Al Franken, and yes, even President Donald Trump. The list goes on.

Class Action Investigation -- Student Loan Servicing Practices

Student loan debt ballooned to more than $1.3 trillion in 2017, more than two-and-a-half times the total student loan debt 10 years ago. Debt servicing is a lucrative business, but many services aren't acting in borrowers' best interests.

EEOC Releases 2017 Statistics

The EEOC has released its litigation statistics for 2017. There was a slight drop in total charges filed from 2016, going down from 91,503 charges to 84,254 charges. Once again, however, the highest number of charges were for race discrimination and retaliation, 33.9% and 48.8% of total charges, respectively.

Supreme Court (For Now) Refuses to Review Whether Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

On December 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for certiorari -- a request that the Court review the decision of a lower court -- in the Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital matter, a case in which the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided that sexual orientation discrimination does not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We previously covered the Evans matter here.

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