Employment Issues

July 14, 2015

Case Watch: Iskandar v. Embassy of Kuwait

In September 2014, I wrote about the case of Iskandar v. Embassy of Kuwait, Case No. 1:14-cv-00721, in which Randa Iskandar sued the Embassy of Kuwait, alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and breach of contract. (See Dkt. 1). According to […]

April 14, 2015

Case Watch: Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy

In November 2013, I wrote a blog post about an employment case against the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy, Case No. 11-cv-02116 (D. Minn.). Last year, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota held an […]

September 18, 2014

Case Watch: Iskandar v. Embassy of Kuwait

On April 24, 2014, Randa Iskandar sued the Embassy of Kuwait, Case No. 1:14-cv-00721, alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and breach of contract. (See Dkt. 1). According to the Complaint, Iskandar was a claims processor for the Embassy’s Health Office, […]

June 3, 2014

Case Watch: Ashraf-Hassan v. Embassy of France

On April 17, 2014, in Ashraf-Hassan v. Embassy of France, Case No. 1:11-cv-805, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the Embassy of France could not, “three years into this litigation and on the eve of […]

November 26, 2013

Case Watch: Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy

On November 20, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota held in Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164828 (D. Minn. Nov. 20, 2013), that the Royal Norwegian Embassy need not produce certain information […]

September 24, 2013

Case Watch: Howe v. Embassy of Italy

The Embassy of Italy was sued on August 20, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In Case No. 13-cv-1273, Ms. Simona Howe, a “press secretary and translator” (Complaint, Dkt. 1, ¶6) for the Embassy, alleges […]

August 19, 2013

Article: What Embassies and Consulates Need to Know About Employment Lawsuits in U.S. Courts

It is common knowledge that employers in the United States are at risk of employment lawsuits when things go wrong, for example, in cases of discrimination or breaches of contract. But what happens when the employer is a foreign state, […]

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