In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court reversed summary judgment in a case in which Abercrombie & Fitch was accused of religious discrimination due to its refusal to hire a Muslim woman whose headscarf was deemed inconsistent with the store’s “Look Policy.” No. 14–86 (June 1, 2015).
In the

No – the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed a complaint alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations based on LinkedIn’s Reference Search function. LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” function is available to premium account holders. It is designed to generate a list of individuals who previously worked with a

In April of 2014, Wisconsin became one of the latest states to pass legislation prohibiting employers from requiring access to employee or applicant social media accounts as a condition of employment.  See 2013 Wisconsin Act 208.  The new law in Wisconsin provides that employers generally may not:

  1. Request or require an employee or applicant

Minnesota’s recently enacted “ban-the-box” legislation will take effect on January 1, 2014.  Here’s what employers need to know about the law:
What the Law Requires:  The law provides that most public and private employers “may not inquire into or consider the criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for employment until the

The Minnesota Legislature passed “ban the box” legislation, and Governor Mark Dayton signed it into law.  The law will take effect on January 1, 2014.
In essence, the law will ban private employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s “criminal record or criminal history” before an interview or, if there’s no interview, before a conditional