Is Iowa’s All-Pink Football Locker Room Really a Form of Sex Discrimination?—Patrick Smith

By | LXBN | April 18, 2013
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The University of Iowa recently came under a bit of scrutiny from a former law professor there for its all-pink visitors’ locker room as the  the co-founder of  Minnesota-based called “Gender Justice” called their setup “sexist” and “homophobic.” It’s easy to dismiss the scrutiny something of an oddball legal story, because that’s ultimately what it is, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some lessons—or that this could hypothetically become something more than it currentluy is. Joining me to explain the situation and why it can’t be so easily dismissed is Patrick Smith, attorney with Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave in Des Moines and author on the Iowa Employment Law Blog

Second Circuit Vindicates Concepcion in Gender Discrimination Case

By | The Appellate Strategist | March 25, 2013

In April 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark opinion in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act preempted California’s Discover Bank rule, which had previously voided waivers of class arbitration in most consumer cases. 

Oh, the Irony! Tenth Circuit Upholds Denial of Class Certification in Nationwide Title VII Gender Discrimination

Oh, the Irony! Tenth Circuit Upholds Denial of Class Certification in Nationwide Title VII Gender Discrimination

On January 15, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a district court order denying class certification in a nationwide Title VII gender discrimination action in Tabor, et al. v. Hilti, Inc., 703 F.3d 1206 (10th Cir., 2013).