Blog Posts in January, 2017

Employers Should Honor their Promises With Regard to FMLA

The FMLA has many requirements that both employers and employees are required to follow in order to comply with this important federal law. One of those requirements involves submitting appropriate ...
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Imposing a Heavier Workload Can be Discriminatory

While under usual circumstances, an employer is free to assign workloads in any manner they choose, when a heavy workload is the result of discriminatory animus, it could be illegal. This is not an ...
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Reporting Employees to ICE in Retaliation for Workers' Comp Claims

It is true that retaliation, and specifically workers’ comp retaliation, can come in many different forms. With immigration issues heading up the news, these two cases are examples of yet ...
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Limitations on Damages for FLSA Retaliation Claims

A recent case involving an employee and his spouse, who were evicted following claims of FLSA violations, demonstrates some of the limitations imposed on claims for violation of the Fair Labor ...
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Is There Something to Fear in Your Severance Agreement?

When an employee’s term of service is ending, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, many employers offer those employees severance agreements in exchange for some form of compensation. Generally ...
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Flu Shot Exemption as Religious Accommodation

A recent case out of Pennsylvania focuses on a requested religious accommodation that would exempt certain employees from their employer’s flu shot requirement. Instead of granting this ...
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Cancer Survivor Denied Work Accommodations by Wal-Mart

The unfortunately reality for some employees is that their employers consistently refuse to provide reasonable accommodations when an employee is suffering from an illness or injury. Battling a ...
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Transgender Male Terminated For Not Returning From the Restroom on Time

A recent case alleging gender and race discrimination out of Kentucky has some interesting facts. A black transgender male alleges he was harassed and treated differently than white, non-transgender ...
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Alabama Staffing Company Sued by the EEOC for Employment Discrimination

In a very egregious display of broad discrimination against Latino employees, Labor Solutions of Alabama, LLC has been charged with violations of various anti-discrimination laws that protect ...
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4 Things You Should Know About Gender Identity in the Workplace

In light of the recent passage of the so-called “bathroom bills” in North Carolina, which require certain facilities to restrict the use of bathroom facilities to the biological sex of ...
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