Category Archives: Civil Rights


Are Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Employees Protected from Discrimination Under Title VII?

In interpreting the coverage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, appellate courts held that the prohibition against discrimination based on sex does not encompass discrimination based on sexual orientation. E.g., Simonton v. Runyon, 232 F.3d 33 (2d Cir. 2000); Blum v. Gulf Oil Corp., 597 F.2d 936 … Continue reading Are Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Employees Protected from Discrimination Under Title VII?

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Non-Existence of Designated Arbitral Institution at Time of Dispute May Void Mandatory Arbitration Requirement

Arbitration Requirement Despite the federal policy favoring arbitration, prospective plaintiffs continue to push courts to reexamine the enforceability parameters of arbitration agreements. These efforts have met with some success in cases where the arbitration agreement designates a particular ·arbitral institution to resolve a dispute between the parties, and the designated institution no longer exists at … Continue reading Non-Existence of Designated Arbitral Institution at Time of Dispute May Void Mandatory Arbitration Requirement

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