an update for the week of november 22, 2004
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Republicans Face Discrimination Too: In an otherwise run-of-the-mill story about a jury verdict this week, something caught my eye about the employee who fought back. A Wichita, Kansas jury awarded Mario Goico $2.5 million (soon to be reduced by damages caps) in his lawsuit against Boeing for age and national origin discrimination and retaliation. But Goico isn't just a Boeing engineer whose hopes of becoming a test pilot for his employer were dashed by discrimination. He's State Representative Mario Goico, a Republican who represents the western side of Wichita (District 100) in the Kansas Legislature. Goico's suit demonstrates that challenging discrimination isn't, and shouldn't be, a partisan activity--an important principle to remember in the aftermath of such a divisive election.
this week in the courts
Pardi v. Kaiser Permanente Hosp.  (Ninth Circuit; No. 02-16447)
Decision Date: November 15, 2004
The California state law litigation privilege does not bar an ADA claim for retaliation based on post-settlement conduct.
Barrett v. Steubenville City Sch.  (Sixth Circuit; No. 03-4373)
Decision Date: November 15, 2004
Parents have a constitutionally protected liberty interest in raising and directing the education of their children and a state employer cannot condition employment upon the waiver of that right.
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