Supreme Court Victory for Employment Discrimination Victims

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Fort Bend County v. Davis, a case which addresses whether Title VII’s administrative-exhaustion requirement is a jurisdictional prerequisite in a discrimination lawsuit.  In the Fort Bend County case, Lois Davis filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge against her employer, petitioner Fort Bend County, alleging sexual harassment [...]

Connecticut Becomes Next State Attorney General Office with Civil Rights Division

In May 2019, the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office got the green light to create a civil rights division after the Connecticut House of Representatives approved the initiative in an 82-63 vote. Attorney General William Tong, whose election platform focused heavily on the establishment of the division, joins more than 20 other state Attorneys General who similarly [...]

Supreme Court Ruling Gives Plaintiffs More Time to Sue Over Fabricated Evidence

In a new Supreme Court ruling, criminal defendants will have additional time to file claims against police or prosecutors who fabricate evidence in their trials. The case, McDonough v. Smith, addresses claims of former Democratic Commissioner of the Rensselaer County Board of Elections Edward McDonough, who was acquitted in New York state court of forging absentee [...]