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Robin Shea
Up in smoke: Hopes of ADA protection for medical marijuana use are dashed . . . for now, anyway

As you all know, the Americans with Disabilities Act excludes "current users of illegal drugs" from protection. Meaning that an employer is free to take action against applicants or employees based on their current use of illegal drugs. A...

Philip Miles
EEOC: Confederate Flag = Hostile Work Environment?

In Dawson v. Donahoe (opinion here) , the EEOC recently held that employees wearing t-shirts with Confederate flags may constitute a hostile work environment: In this case, Complainant has alleged that he notified the Postmaster as early as March 2011...

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Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Illinois Passes Password-Privacy Law

The Illinois Senate approved a bill banning employers from requesting the Facebook passwords of employees and applicants on Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune . If Illinois' Governor signs the legislation, it will become the second state in the...

John Holmquist
Time to check the dress code? Can an employee be "too hot?"

According to news reports , a 28 year old female employee was fired from a Manhattan based lingerie wholesaler because she wore inappropriate clothing to work. At a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, the woman said that she was told by...

Robin Shea
Religious Employers, The Ministerial Exception and Single Moms -- Again!

I wonder if there is a recognized legal specialty in the area of unwed-pregnant-moms-and-religious-schools-discrimination law. If so, I think I will qualify very soon. Happy belated Mother's Day? Not long ago , I wrote about the Archdiocese...

Darrell VanDeusen
VanDeusen on Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

In Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Fourth Circuit joined five other appellate courts in holding that the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act...