Macey Swanson and Allman recently achieved a reversal from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Adeyeye v. Heartland Sweeteners. Brought on behalf of a Nigerian immigrant who sought time off to perform rites at his father's funeral, the case reaffirmed several important principles of employers' religious accommodation requirements under federal law.
Media coverage of the case can be found here:
The Indiana Lawyer
The Employment Law Blog
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On Monday, June 11, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on a class action brought by federal employees challenging their termination for failing to register for the draft. The Court found that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the claim because it was improperly brought in federal district court.
See this post at the ABA Journal web site for details.
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"There is no 'similarly situated employee' analysis available to the employer to defeat a plaintiff's claim." So held the Seventh Circuit in Diaz v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc., No. 10-3073 (7th Cir. Aug. 8, 2011), decided this week. A copy of the opinion is here.
A great analysis of the opinion is available at Outten & Golden's Employment Law Blog. It begins:
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