Expanding Sexual Orientation Protections for Employees?

As employ­ment lawyers, we tip our hat to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Colum­bia for poten­tially expand­ing fed­eral law’s pro­tec­tion against sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion dis­crim­i­na­tion in Ter­veer v. Library of Con­gress, Civil Action No.: 12–1290 (CKK), (D.D.C. March 31, 2014).  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,… [Read More]

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Spring Dinner — May 8, 2014

Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC is hon­ored to be nom­i­nated for the Col­orado Trial Lawyers Association’s Case of the Year.  We are hum­bled to be asso­ci­ated and in con­sid­er­a­tion with the two other out­stand­ing nom­i­nated cases.  We encour­age you to attend this event and sup­port the impor­tant work of the CTLA.  Con­grat­u­la­tions to T. Thomas Metier, Esq., Michael Nimmo, Esq., William Trine, Esq., Sen­a­tor Jeanne Nichol­son, and… [Read More]

McDonald’s Employees File Multiple Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits

  As one of the world’s largest chain restau­rants, McDonald’s is no stranger to the legal sys­tem.  The newest string of law­suits alleges that the com­pany and fran­chise own­ers are sys­tem­at­i­cally steal­ing wages from their employ­ees.  Employ­ees in New York, Cal­i­for­nia, and Michi­gan have filed a total of seven class-action law­suits.  While these law­suits are com­plex… [Read More]

Gay Civil Rights and the New Era of Sports

The dynamic gay rights move­ment con­tin­ues gain­ing momen­tum in the world of sports.  On Sun­day Feb­ru­ary 23, Jason Collins – the first openly gay ath­lete in major Amer­i­can pro sports – played his first game for the NBA’s Brook­lyn Nets.  Ear­lier in Feb­ru­ary, 2014 NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam, the reign­ing SEC defen­sive player of… [Read More]

Stereotyping and Workplace Discrimination

A Pan­tene com­mer­cial called “Labels Against Women” was played last month only in the Philip­pines, but now it has more than 5.4 mil­lion views on YouTube.  Many women includ­ing Facebook’s Sheryl Sand­berg have pos­i­tively added to the dia­logue after this com­mer­cial raised the public’s aware­ness about an impor­tant work­place dis­crim­i­na­tion issue. This adver­tise­ment rein­forces well-known issues of… [Read More]

Rest in Peace Mr. Nelson Mandela

Much of the civil rights work we are able to do every­day is because of the courage of indi­vid­u­als like you. You inspired us at a young age to pur­sue and achieve our careers as civil rights attor­neys. We will be sure to teach our chil­dren about your legacy and immea­sur­able con­tri­bu­tions to our world.