A federal appeals court has found that a police officer who relied on a faulty arrest warrant when detaining a suspect is not liable for that error. The court ruled that the officer’s actions were reasonable because he relied on the New York state database of former and current convicts, a reliable source, to identify a suspect.
A federal appeals court has ruled that an employer who terminated a pregnant employee is guilty of pregnancy discrimination. The court ruled that because her managers discussed her pregnancy in relation to her termination, saying that her “belly would be in the way,” the comments were discriminatory.
A federal court has awarded a former security officer more than $50,000 in back wages and attorney’s fees after he was fired for refusing to shave his beard as requested by his employer. The officer kept his beard closely cropped but maintained that the beard was part of his religious observance. The court found that the company’s request was religious discrimination.