Tag: Supreme

LinkedIn scraping case catches Supreme Court’s eye

The Supreme Court has asked HR tech company HiQ Labs to respond to LinkedIn’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling regarding the scraping of member data. The request is a sign that at least one justice thinks LinkedIn’s appeal could merit a hearing by the top court in the U.S.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Baker In Wedding Cake Discrimination

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. However, the 7-2 decision sets no precedent, instead the majority said the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed a “hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs” of baker Jack Phillips when it said he violated the couple’s rights.

Supreme Court Says Employers Can Force Workers Into Arbitration Instead of Class Action Suits

Editor’s note: A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers can force workers to go to arbitration over workplace grievances, rather than filing lawsuits. The 5-4 decision by the court’s more conservative members upholds arbitration clauses in employment contracts. These provisions effectively prevent workers from filing class actions, instead requiring workers to take action individually. The decision rejects the position taken by…

The Supreme Court just granted a huge victory for women trying to have it all

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. The justices on Wednesday sided with former driver Peggy Young in throwing out lower court rulings that rejected her lawsuit. The case concerned employers’ responsibilities under the 37-year-old Pregnancy Discrimination Act….