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“Spacious Accommodations”: Supreme Court Breaks New Ground in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, revived a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by Peggy Young against United Parcel Service (“UPS”). The decision vacated the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that Young could not make a case for discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) and sent the case … Continue Reading

Agencies Beware: Supreme Court Leans Toward Air Marshal Whistleblower in Oral Argument

On November 4, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. MacLean, bringing closer to an end the lengthy dispute between Robert MacLean and his former employer, the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”), which terminated MacLean for disclosing what the TSA deemed sensitive security information (“SSI”). As we discussed in an … Continue Reading

United States Supreme Court Strikes Down President Obama’s Recess Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board—Hundreds of NLRB Decisions Invalidated

In its much anticipated decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, 573 U.S. __ (2014), the Supreme Court of the United States has unanimously struck down President Obama’s recess appointments of Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and Terence Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) as unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Board was … Continue Reading
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