Is obesity a "disability" entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
As our nation allegedly gets more zaftig this question could take on enormous significance.
(By the way, did you know that Marilyn Monroe really...
Two weeks ago, I wrote about whether harassment training should be offered to employees in "the Twilight Zone" -- mainly, lead persons and contingent workers (temporaries and independent contractors). Reader Paul C. suggested that I do a post...
Ah, February! The
month of love! Of course, if you're a lawyer, you see the worst of humanity and
never get to hear about true, faithful, honorable, self-sacrificial love --
sexual harassment is as close to "love" as we ever get. (See...
Woody Allen once said, "80 percent of
success is showing up." So true, so true!
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit* came out
recently with a
great decision on when "showing up" -- also known as
Our friends at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently scored another big win in a pregnancy discrimination case -- actually got summary judgment against the employer, which is unusual. In this case, the employer apparently knew it had...
Remember that Supreme Court decision involving alleged
retaliation based on an oral complaint of violation of the Fair Labor Standards
Act? The plaintiff in the case is now going to get a jury trial.
In its 2011 decision in Kasten v.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania held
this week that U.S. Steel had the right under the Americans with
Disabilities Act to conduct random alcohol tests on probationary
employees at a coke
plant , granting summary judgment to the company in...