Last week, I discussed the bounds
of the "honest belief rule" as a defense to a discrimination claim.
Yesterday, in Seeger
v. Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. [pdf] , [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers...
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act regulates (and restricts)
the use of polygraph tests in the workplace. For example, it prohibits an
employer from disclosing to anyone an employee's polygraph results without the
employee's consent, and...
The NLRB has announced the filing of a complaint against 24
Hour Fitness USA, Inc., claiming that the company's requirement that its
employees submit all employment-related disputes to individual arbitration
violated federal labor law.
It's no secret that I approach employment law from a
pro-employer viewpoint. It's right in the blog's title: The Ohio Employer's
Law Blog. Yet, despite my management-side tendencies, I call 'em as I see 'em,
and every now and...
Title VII does not, on its face, protect transgendered
workers from discrimination. Increasingly, however, courts have extended its protections under the umbrella of
Title VII's protections against sex-stereotyping-as-gender-discrimination, as
Yesterday afternoon, the EEOC announced its long awaited,
and, by employers, long dreaded, Enforcement
Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment
Decisions under Title VII (along with a short and sweet Q&A ). ...
Last summer, in Alexander v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation , the
Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals held that a police officer, fired after
several outbursts while working traffic control, could proceed to trial with
his wrongful discharge claim. He claimed...