age-discrimination-job-applicationOn December 2, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment on behalf of Swedish Match North America, Inc. in a case in which its former male salesperson, Donald Rickard, claimed he suffered age and sex discrimination from his male supervisor (who was one year younger than Rickard). Rickard had an “antagonistic” relationship with

In August, a judge awarded former Jackson State University (JSU) head coach, Denise Taylor, $200,000 in damages for “emotional pain and suffering” she endured during her employment. Taylor was the head women’s basketball coach at JSU for 10 seasons before she was fired in 2011. She filed the lawsuit against the university on January 24,