CFOIC Sunshine Week Panel on Criminal Justice Records

We are hon­ored to be part of this year’s Col­orado Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Coalition’s (“CFOIC”) Sun­shine Week panel that is set for the evening of Wednes­day, March 18, 2015 in Stu­dio B at KUSA-TV, 500 E Speer Blvd.  The topic is crim­i­nal jus­tice records and the line up is John Fer­ru­gia, 7NEWS inves­tiga­tive reporter; ACLU… [Read More]

Seeking Employment/Civil Rights Attorney to Join Our Team!

Rathod Mohamedb­hai LLC is seek­ing an attor­ney to join our team. The ideal can­di­date will have a pas­sion for plaintiff’s employ­ment law and civil rights lit­i­ga­tion. Sig­nif­i­cant brief writ­ing expe­ri­ence and excep­tional research skills are required. Fed­eral or appel­late judi­cial clerk­ship, and/or pub­lic defender expe­ri­ence pre­ferred. Please send a resume, a writ­ing sam­ple, and a… [Read More]

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 92 Years in Prison

Judge Jane Triche Milazzo, a U.S. Dis­trict Judge for the East­ern Dis­trict of Louisiana, has sen­tenced a for­mer Sheriff’s Deputy to 92 years in prison for offenses com­mit­ted while still a deputy.  For­mer Jef­fer­son Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Hebert was indicted in March on 60 counts related to the 2007 dis­ap­pear­ance of Albert Bloch.  For­mer… [Read More]

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Federal Government

Pur­suant to a new exec­u­tive order, dis­crim­i­na­tion against fed­eral employ­ees based on gen­der iden­tity and trans­gen­der sta­tus con­sti­tutes sex dis­crim­i­na­tion under exist­ing Exec­u­tive Order 11246. On July 21, 2014, Pres­i­dent Barack Obama signed Exec­u­tive Order 13672, adding “sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion” and “gen­der iden­tity” to the list of pro­hib­ited bases of dis­crim­i­na­tion by fed­eral gov­ern­ment con­trac­tors and… [Read More]

The EEOC’s Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination

  In July 2014, for the first time since 1983, the EEOC has released com­pre­hen­sive guid­ance on the oblig­a­tions imposed on employ­ers under the Preg­nancy Dis­crim­i­na­tion Act (“PDA”).  The guid­ance reflects changes to the PDA, the cur­rent trends on EEOC’s enforce­ment prac­tices, and the PDA’s inter­play with statutes like the Amer­i­cans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act (“ADA”). … [Read More]

Expanding Voir Dire

The Sixth Amend­ment to the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion pro­vides that in a crim­i­nal trial the accused shall have the right to “an impar­tial jury of the State and dis­trict wherein the crime shall have been com­mit­ted.…”  Voir dire, which means “to speak the truth,” is a pro­ce­dure that is designed to achieve an impar­tial jury.  It… [Read More]

LGBT Discrimination Persists Despite Progress

The ground being gained in the fight for mar­riage equal­ity since the Supreme Court’s deci­sion in United States v. Wind­sor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), has led many to believe that all is well in the advance­ment of LGBT rights.  Many courts across the coun­try have fol­lowed Wind­sor, which held the fed­eral Defense of Mar­riage… [Read More]

Employee Rights Under The Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”)

The Occu­pa­tional Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), 29 U.S.C §§ 651 et. seq., is a fed­eral law that was designed to ensure a safe and healthy work­place. OSHA’s rules and reg­u­la­tions apply in all 50 states to most pri­vate sec­tor employ­ees and employ­ers. How­ever, OSHA does not apply to employ­ees who work for state and local… [Read More]