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April 2011 Archives

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Class

On March 29, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on the Wal-Mart employment-discrimination case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., which could have significant implications for the plaintiffs, the company and other potential employment-discrimination lawsuits across the country.

Drug Testing Rule Upheld by 9th Circuit in Hiring Discrimination Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the so-called "one-strike rule," which eliminates job applicants from consideration for a single positive test for drug or alcohol use during pre-employment screening. In Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Association, the court upheld a district court summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

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