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NELA Amicus Brief: Frappied, et al v. Affinity Gaming Black Hawk, LLC (10th Cir.)

On June 6, 2019 NELA and The NELA Institute filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (10th Cir. Case No. 0:19-cv-01063). NELA and The NELA Institute filed this brief in support of the Plaintiffs, challenging the district court decision that the...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Fort Bend County, Texas v Davis (U.S. Supreme Court)

On April 3, 2019, NELA and The NELA Institute jointly filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to rule that Title VII's administrative-exhaustion requirement is a waivable claim-processing rule and not a jurisdictional prerequisite to suit. This case arose after...

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NWLC NELA Amicus Brief_Jock, et al. v. Sterling Jewelers (2d Cir.)_031418

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, NELA joined the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and a group of over two dozen women’s, employee, and civil rights organizations in supporting the Plaintiff-Appellants in their appeal in Jock, et al. v. Sterling Jewelers , pending currently in the U.S. Court of...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Jones v. City of Boston (1st Cir.)

On March 11, 2016, NELA joined the Equal Justice Society, Justice at Work, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice in filing an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiff-Appellants in Jones v. City of Boston ,...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Green V. Brennan (U.S. Supreme Court)

On July 13, 2015, NELA filed an amicus brief in support of petitioner in Green v. Brennan , No. 14-613, pending in the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This case concerns the timeliness of an EEO complaint alleging constructive discharge under...

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Supreme Court Issues Favorable Ruling For Job Applicants Requiring Religious Accommodations

By Joseph Dalia Employee Rights Advocacy Law Student Fellow The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy In an 8-1 decision written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 1, 2015 held in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc . that under Title VII “the...

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Supreme Court Clarifies Scope Of Judicial Review Of EEOC Conciliation Process

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on April 29, 2015 in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC regarding whether any judicial review of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) conciliation efforts under Title VII is appropriate, resolving a circuit split. In a unanimous opinion...

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NELA Amicus Brief: EEOC V. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)

On December 10, 2014, NELA joined the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists and other religious and civil rights organizations to file an amicus brief supporting Petitioner EEOC in the case of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., Case No. 14-86, pending in the U.S....

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NELA Amicus Brief: Powers v. Union Pacific RR Co. (ARB)

On December 17, 2014, NELA joined the National Whistleblowers Legal Defense and Education Fund, Truckers Justice Center and Teamsters for a Democratic Union to file an amicus brief in support of Complainant Robert Powers in the case of Powers v. Union Pacific RR Co., Case No. 13-034, pending...

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NELA Amicus Brief: DeMasters v. Carilion Clinic (4th Circuit)

On February 25, 2014, NELA filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of plaintiff DeMasters who was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for using established internal complaint mechanisms to notify Carilion Clinic about the sexual harassment...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Howe v. Akron (6th Circuit)

NELA’s amicus brief joins with the plaintiffs and their counsel in urging the Sixth Circuit to adopt the majority view of Circuits around the country that court-initiated sanctions under section 1927 requires a finding of bad faith by the trial court. No such finding was made in this...

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NELA Amicus Brief: University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar (Supreme Court)

Summary of NELA’s Amicus Brief: The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that to effectively enforce Title VII’s substantive protections, Title VII’s antiretaliation provision must be broadly interpreted to ensure unfettered access to statutory remedial mechanisms. The...

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The Third Branch_Article Describing Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Cases_February 2012

This article appeared in The Third Branch, the official newsletter of the federal judiciary. The article summarizes the recently adopted Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Cases and includes commentary from Judge John G. Koeltl (S.D.N.Y.), who directed the committee that developed the...

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Fact Sheet_Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Cases_February 2012

NELA developed this Fact Sheet to help NELA members and other workers' rights advocates understand the recently adopted Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Discrimination Cases, as well as to provide background information on the development of the protocols, summarize the benefits...

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Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Cases_November 2011

These Protocols were developed over the course of eighteen months by a joint committee consisting of NELA members and members of the management bar. The project was supervised by Judge John G. Koeltl (S.D.N.Y.), and the final protocols were adopted by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Vance v. Ball State University (U.S. Supreme Court)

On September 5, 2012, NELA, joined by AARP, filed an amicus brief supporting Petitioner Maetta Vance in Vance v. Ball State University , currently pending in the United States Supreme Court. Our brief was drafted by Professor Michael L. Foreman of the Penn State University Dickinson School of...

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NELA Amicus: Parisi/Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs (2d Circuit)

NELA, along with a broad coalition of employee rights and civil rights organizations, including the Asian American Justice Center, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Employment Law Project, the National Partnership...

Parisi v Goldman Sachs_NELAAmiciCuriaeBrief_Final_070212.pdf


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National Call-In: Recent EEOC Transgender Ruling

On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 , from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET the National LGBT Bar Association, in co-sponsorship with the National Employment Lawyers Association and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, is hosting a national call-in to discuss the recent decision from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in...


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On The Hill: NELA's Legislative Report, May 2012

In This Issue: NELA Participates In White House Summit On Judicial Nominations EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Arrest And Convictions Records; House Votes For Appropriations Amendment To Forbid Use of Commission's Funds To Implement ...

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Institute Symposium: Closing Panel Sets Stage For Ongoing Dialogue Among Bench, Bar and Academy

This post wraps up our coverage of The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Read the previous panel and keynote recaps: here , here , here , and here . The...

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Institute Symposium Panel III: Twiqbal Takes Center Stage

This post recaps the third panel from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Check back for additional posts recapping the keynote and the closing panel! The...

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Institute Symposium Panel II: Even If Some Summary Judgment Opinions Flunk Civil Procedure, Plaintiffs Must Submit More “A” Briefs

This post recaps the second panel from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Check back for additional posts recapping the other panels and the keynote! ...

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Institute Symposium: Judges Disagree About Whether Summary Judgment Deserves A Funeral

This post recaps the first panel from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Check back in the coming week for additional posts recapping the other panels and the keynote! ...

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Recap Of The Institute's Symposium At NYLS

Nearly 200 employee advocates, judges and academics joined NELA's charitable organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, on Monday, April 23 at New York Law School for a symposium called, " Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And...


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NELA Amicus Brief: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court)

On August 9, 2011, NELA filed an amicus brief in support of the respondents in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, et al. (Case No. 10-553). The issue in this case is whether the First Amendment's so-called "ministerial exception" bars a claim that a parochial...

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