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Court Rules Employers Cannot Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation

In a historic decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers cannot discriminate against their employees based on sexual orientation.  In an 8-3 decision, the Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex, which violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  … more »

TENANT’S RIGHTS IN TERMINATING THE TENANCY

  There are several statutes that have been enacted which grant Tenants certain rights with regards to their tenancy and the right to terminate a lease.   These statutes include, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Indiana Code 32-31-9-12 which protects tenants who are subject to domestic violence, and Indiana Code 32-31-8-6 which protects tenants from premises … more »

Drinkin’ on the Job: Office Holiday Parties

  The holiday season is officially upon us, and that means office holiday parties.  Don’t mean to break up the party or anything, but it’s important to remember that since work social functions may be considered an extension of the workplace, laws that apply in the workplace may also apply at the party. Employers can … more »

Should College Athletes Be Paid Like Employees?

College athletes often receive scholarships to attend universities often valued at tens of thousands of dollars.  But is it enough?  Presently, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) prohibits universities from paying student athletes despite colleges and universities raking in millions of dollars for lucrative sports like football and basketball. Recent & Pending Litigation Last month, … more »