National Origin and Citizenship Employment Discrimination: New Regulation

A new regulation takes effect today, January 18, 2017, to prevent national origin and citizenship discrimination in employment.  The Department of Justice stated that treating a worker differently when requesting documents during the employment verification process, no matter the intent, will be prohibited.  The department redefined this type of discrimination as “The act of intentionally…

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Supreme Court to Deliberate on Racial Bias Among Jurors

Up to this point, the United States Supreme Court has said that even grievous misconduct in the jury room can’t be used to challenge a conviction if it would require jurors to testify about what was said there.  But the court has never completely dealt with whether racial or ethnic prejudice requires an exception to…

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Airbnb Addresses Users’ Concerns of Discrimination

This year, many people took to social media to express frustration with Airbnb, the popular home rental platform.  Many people have felt racially discriminated against in the rental process.  A 2016 study, by professors at Harvard Business School, demonstrated “that requests from guests with distinctively African-American names are roughly 16% less likely to be accepted…

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Henrichsen Siegel Wins Sex Harassment Jury Verdict

Henrichsen Siegel Wins Sex Harassment Jury Verdict in Favor of Client for Workplace Hostile Environment On Friday, August 12, 2016, after a 4-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, Henrichsen Siegel’s client was awarded a six figure judgment against a large corporation for Title VII sex…

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You’ve Come A Long Way…maybe?

Wage Discrimination Suit Filed by 5 Members of U.S. Soccer Women’s Team Before Title IX, one of the few places for women in professional and collegiate sports was on the sidelines, as a cheerleader.  After Title IX was signed into law in June 1972, there’s been an explosion of opportunity for female athletes, with numerous…

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Who’s Protecting Your Financial Future?

41 Million Americans: That’s the share of our country estimated to be over the age of 65. Out of that number, 1 in 10 experienced elder abuse over the course of just one year, many cases involving more than one form of abuse.  However, the National Elder Abuse Incidence Study estimates that only 1 in 14…

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Commercial/ Business Contingency Cases: Sharing The Financial Risk

Neil L. Henrichsen, an AV Rated commercial trial lawyer, and the attorneys of Henrichsen Siegel, P.L.L.C. have litigated and taken to trial complex commercial matters in courts throughout the United States.  We have battled numerous adversaries for our clients, regardless of their size and now matter how well-funded. Contingent fees are critical to our business…

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