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California inched closer Monday to becoming the first state to ban discrimination in the workplace and in schools based on hair texture or hairstyle when the state Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to wade into litigation over whether Title VII protects LGBT workers makes it a virtual certainty that the high court's ruling will drop in the heat of the 2020 presidential race, turning the blockbuster result into a potentially decisive political issue, experts say. Here are three factors to keep an eye on as the case moves forward.
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be leaning Monday toward ruling that courts can hear job bias claims even if workers don't bring them to government enforcers first, as justices quizzed a Texas county seeking to use a discrimination accuser's clerical flub to escape a seven-year-old lawsuit.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday refused to revive a fired worker's disability discrimination suit against a Florida sawmill operator, saying he fell short on showing he was still disabled when he got back from leave after an ankle injury.
The Fifth Circuit on Monday affirmed a $2.9 million award to an offshore drilling technician who was injured in a fall, saying ENI US Operating Co. should not be granted a retrial after a lower court said the worker’s prescription drug use could be kept from a jury.