Oct 17 2011
October 14, 2011 BNA Insights features article| Employment Law
Author(s): Michael Daum
Tags: 1964 Civil Rights Act | Albany Law | Civil Rights Act | Employee Benefits | Employment Act | FBL Financial Services | Gross | Individual Employment | Lawyers | Legal Counsel | Litigation Law | New York Law | Syracuse Lawyers
In the article, entitled “How Gross Takes the Teeth Out of a Proposal For an Employment-Status Discrimination Cause of Action,” Michael R. Daum discusses pending congressional legislation to prohibit employers from discriminating against applicants on the basis of their employment status and warns that such a law would be rendered ineffective by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services. He recommends that the legislation be revised to mirror language in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, rather than in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.