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‘Go Back to Where You Came From': Employer Liability When Workers Say Xenophobic Things
President Donald Trump's recent Tweet suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came"...
United States
20 Sep 2019
Take This Job And Shove It – Alabama Supreme Court Elaborates On "Voluntarily" Leaving Employment
If you quit your job because of a hostile work environment, is it still "voluntary"? According to the Alabama Supreme Court's July 12, 2019 opinion in Arnold v. Hyundai Manuf. Ala., LLC, it is
United States
31 Jul 2019
TN Appeals Court Reinstates Hostile Work Environment And Whistleblower Claims
An individual may file a claim under Tennessee's "whistleblower statute"—the Tennessee Public Protection Act (TPPA)—if she was fired solely for reporting or refusing to participate in illegal activity.
United States
15 Jul 2019
The Supreme Court Concludes That Title VII's Charge Filing Requirement Is Not Jurisdictional
On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the requirement set forth in Title VII to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that a plaintiff must first exhaust her administrative
United States
18 Jun 2019
Tennessee Bullying Immunity Law Expanded To Private Employers
Private employers in Tennessee will want to take note of a recent expansion of existing law, promising legal immunity for employers that adopt antibullying policies.
United States
4 Jun 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Will Consider Whether LGBT Employees Are Protected From Discrimination By Federal Civil Rights Laws
The U.S. Supreme Court's next term will likely have a significant impact on employers. On April 22, 2019, the Court announced that it is taking up the hot-button issue of whether federal laws
United States
7 May 2019
Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals Reaffirms That Title VII Does Not Prohibit Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation
Like most jurisdictions, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (which oversees federal courts in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) has construed
United States
13 Mar 2019
6th Circuit Credits Documentation In Age Discrimination Case
As this recent case demonstrates, consistent documentation can be your saving grace in defending a wrongful termination lawsuit, while inconsistent enforcement of rules can be your downfall.
United States
14 Feb 2019
EEO-1 Deadline Extended And Other News From The EEOC
On February 1, the EEOC announced that, due to the partial lapse in appropriations, the EEO-1 survey will open in early March with the deadline for submission of the report extended until May 31, 2019.
United States
12 Feb 2019
Office Politics: Preventing Disruptive Political Discourse
Recently, a Pennsylvania YMCA stopped showing cable news shows on the TVs in its gym because they were prompting political squabbles among its members.
United States
29 Jun 2017
Walking The Workplace Proselytizing Tightrope
"Have a blessed day." "I'm praying for you." "Are you a believer?" "Would you be interested in attending church with me?" Comments and questions like those may be common in your workplace.
United States
29 Jun 2017
Defying Age In Hollywood Is Not Happening Anytime Soon
Wouldn't it be better if we could stop the clock of time and bury "age" with all other unpleasant things?
United States
9 Mar 2017
Increased Enforcement Highlights The Need For Employers To Have Immigration Compliance Programs
This past weekend the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched raids in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina arresting hundreds...
United States
24 Feb 2017
Federalism And LGBT Rights In North Carolina: Which Sovereign Has The Final Say?
Prior posts on this blog have discussed recent conflicts in Alabama and Mississippi that frame our country's ongoing efforts to define the scope of federalism.
United States
17 May 2016
Obama Administration Makes Significant Changes Requiring Revisions To Handbooks, Policies And Contracts For Federal Contractors
Set forth below are summaries of some of the changes underway for federal contractors.
United States
28 Apr 2015
Major Changes In Store For Tennessee Wrongful Discharge Law
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law legislation (Public Chapter 995) that will significantly amend the Tennessee Human Rights Act in a manner favorable to employers.
United States
22 Sep 2014
Break Time For Nursing Mothers: A Little Known Provision Of The Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act amended the Fair Labor Standard Act overtime rules to require a "reasonable break time" for nursing mothers who are not exempt from overtime pay requirements to express breast milk.
United States
28 Feb 2014
ENDA: Will It Ever Become A Reality?
Senate Bill 815, referred to as the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013", passed the Senate on November 7, 2013.
United States
28 Feb 2014
USERRA Prohibits Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of Military Service
In this second in a series about the civil¬ian employment rights of members of the military, re-employment rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 will be addressed.
United States
22 Nov 2013
Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation...Or Does It?
From the time I began practicing employment law many years ago, and probably for longer than that, we employment types have been quite comfortable in advising our clients that Title VII does not cover sexual orientation.
United States
24 Sep 2013
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