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Employment Law –  California Supreme Court clarifies when an arbitration award may be corrected, are transgender protected under Title VII , Pa. Court rules against cigna in ERISA coverage fight and more…

     

California Supreme Court Clarifies When An Arbitration Award May Be Corrected by Stephanie Lee, Richard Rahm  Published on JDSupra 

 On January 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued a decision clarifying the circumstances under which an arbitrator’s award may be corrected.  In Richey v. Autonation, Inc., No. BC408319 (Cal. Jan. 29, 2015), the court examined an arbitrator’s award and concluded that, although the arbitrator may have committed error in applying the defendants’ proffered “honest belief” defense (a defense not provisioned under California law) the plaintiff … [ Read More ]

   

Are Transgender Individuals Protected Under Title VII’s Ban on Sex Discrimination? by Virginia Reeves published on JDSupra 

Leyth Jamal, a former employee of the upscale retailer Saks, claims that she was discriminated against because of her transgender status. Jamal v. Saks & Company has sparked a heated debate over whether transgender individuals are protected under Title VII, which prohibits sex discrimination in employment… [ Read More ]    

2014: Free Fallin’ EEOC Charges? –Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  published on The National Law Review 

Earlier this morning, the EEOC released their charge filing statistics for 2014. For the fourth consecutive year, the number of EEOC charges has dropped – from 93,727 to 88,778… [ Read More ]

   

Pa. Court Rules Against Cigna In ERISA Coverage Fight by Matthew Bultman published on Law360

The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Tuesday that Cigna’s excess insurers are shielded from liability in a national class action brought by the company’s employees over benefit plan changes, saying a lower court correctly ruled that coverage is barred by a fraud exemption… [ Read More ]

 

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