EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.: An Employer is Not Required to Have Actual Knowledge of the Need to Reasonably Accommodate the Religious Practice of An Applicant or Employee

Title VII makes it unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire an individual because of such individual’s religion. It also prohibits employers from limiting, segregating, or classifying its employees or applicants for employment in any way that would deprive any individual of employment opportunities because of the individual’s religion. Moreover, the word […]

Nigro v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.: Plaintiff’s Uncorroborated Testimony is Sufficient to Raise Genuine Issues of Material Fact Precluding Summary Judgment

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a plaintiff establishes a prima facie case of disability discrimination by showing that (1) he suffers from a disability, (2) he is otherwise qualified to do his job, and (3) he was subjected to adverse employment action (e.g. terminated) because of his disability or the employer […]