Gender Distinctions for Golf Tee Times? Yes, That Could Get You in Trouble

By | Hospitality Law Check-In | August 16, 2013

Golf club’s gender distinctions regarding tee time sign up, tournaments and facilities use are increasingly vulnerable to legal challenge. In March 2013, four female members of Spokane Country Club won a lawsuit challenging gender distinctions in golf schedules, traditions, tournament participation, allocation of tee times, and designation of men’s and women’s facilities, among other things, under the Washington State antidiscrimination law.

Can You Strike Potential Jurors Because of Their Sexual Orientation?

By | Day On Torts | August 16, 2013
Can You Strike Potential Jurors Because of Their Sexual Orientation?

The law gives parties the right to strike a limited number prospective jurors from serving on a particular jury without demonstrating “cause, but that right is limited by case law designed to prohibit discrimination.  Should a party’s right to peremptorily challenge a juror because of his or her sexual orientation be added to the list?

Department of Labor Issues Clarification of FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Spouses

Department of Labor Issues Clarification of FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Spouses

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued updated guidance for employers concerning the rights of same-sex spouses under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).