Oregon Court of Appeals Clarifies Religious Preference Exemption

The Oregon Court of Appeals recently clarified the scope of Oregon’s religious preference exemption defense to an unlawful discrimination claim. King v. Warner Pacific College, 296 Or. App. 155 (2019), concerns a lawsuit filed by plaintiff Noel King against Warner Pacific College, a Christian liberal arts college in Portland. Mr. King, who is Jewish, applied… Continue reading Oregon Court of Appeals Clarifies Religious Preference Exemption

9th Circuit Announces Test for Joint Employment under Title VII

By now, most everyone knows that under many employment laws, there can be more than one “employer,” and more than one party liable as an “employer” for violation of those laws. Until recently, however, there was no definitive test in Ninth Circuit for when parties would be considered “joint employers” for purposes of Title VII.… Continue reading 9th Circuit Announces Test for Joint Employment under Title VII

Employers: Your Business Website May Need An ADA Update

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to websites and apps in some circumstances. The ruling may impact any business in Oregon, Washington, or California that offers goods or services at a physical location and also facilitates access to those goods or service via a website… Continue reading Employers: Your Business Website May Need An ADA Update