By: Matthew J. Gagnon

Seyfarth Synopsis: In its seminal decision, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the Supreme Court held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is tantamount to discrimination on the basis of sex. Employers are just beginning to grasp the wide-ranging impact that decision will have on the American workplace. The reasoning of

Continue Reading Key Developments In Equal Pay Litigation: Impact Of The Supreme Court’s Bostock Decision

By: Michael D. Jacobsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its pivotal ruling in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez (“TransUnion”).  As reported here (, in TransUnion, the Supreme Court reinforced prior precedent that Article III standing requires a “concrete harm” and that plaintiffs must demonstrate standing with respect to each claim

Continue Reading No Harm, No Foul?  The Legacy of TransUnion Two Years Later

By Jennifer A. Riley, Andrew Scroggins, and Tyler Zmick

Seyfarth Synopsis: As we previously reported, employers generally have found success when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up questions about the arbitrability of workplace disputes. The unanimous decision in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon bucks that trend, denying employers a clear victory and holding that those who load cargo
Continue Reading The U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Industry-Based Reading Of FAA’s Transportation Worker Exemption, Reduces Visibility For Workers Challenging Arbitration Agreements

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth’s 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report analyzes 1,607 rulings and is our most comprehensive Report ever at over 840 pages.

Click here to access the microsite featuring all the Report highlights. You can read about the five major trends of the past year, order your copy of the eBook, and download
Continue Reading It Is Here – Seyfarth’s 2022 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report 

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Pamela Q. Devata, and John Drury

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, No. 20-297 (U.S. June 25, 2021).  The Supreme Court held that the vast majority of class members did not suffer any “concrete harm”
Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Class Members Who Suffer No Concrete Harm From Statutory Violations Do Not Have Article III Standing And Cannot Recover

Seyfarth Synopsis: Happy Holidays to our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog! Our elves are busy at work this holiday season in wrapping up our start-of-the-year kick-off publication – Seyfarth Shaw’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. We anticipate going to press in early January, and launching the 2021 Report to our readers from our Blog.

This will
Continue Reading The 2021 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Is Almost Here!

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Matthew J. Gagnon, and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a landmark decision for gay and transgender employees, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. 17-1618, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 3252 (June 15, 2020), that Title VII prohibits discrimination against gay or transgender employees as a form of
Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court’s Rules That Title VII Protects LGBT Workers, Likely To Expand The EEOC’s Eye On Employers

By: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher DeGroff, Matthew J. Gagnon, and Alex S. Oxyer

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On June 5, 2020, the EEOC rolled out a new webpage specifically addressing its procedures for instituting Commissioner charges and directed investigations. The webpage provides much-needed insight into these important tools in the EEOC’s arsenal and is a must-read for any

Continue Reading EEOC Update: The Commission Unveils New Guidance To Provide More Transparency For Commissioner Charges And Directed Investigations

Seyfarth Synopsis: Jerry Maatman, Seyfarth’s chair of the firm’s class action defense group, discusses top Supreme Court cases on the docket for 2020 relating to the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In this video blog, Jerry discusses the differing views of the EEOC and the Department of Justice on interpretation of the reach
Continue Reading Video Blog: Seyfarth’s Jerry Maatman Discusses Top Title VII Supreme Court Cases In 2020

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, we were honored to have Erin Mulvaney, Senior Legal Reporter for Bloomberg Law, as our guest speaker for Seyfarth Shaw’s “Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation” book launch event.  As the official book launch of our 16th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, attendees participated in the live event webcast and tuned in to see
Continue Reading Bloomberg Law’s Erin Mulvaney Presents On The “Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation”