It has been a long time since we talked about the Family and Medical Leave Act, but a couple of interesting and noteworthy decisions came out this week from Way Out West.
Our first case, from a federal district court in Oregon, answered the following...
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...
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...
Mother's Day is long past, but you'd never know it -- in
employment law, this has been the Week of the Moms. Here's a roundup - tell us
what you think!
First up: Title VII's
ban on pregnancy discrimination includes discrimination...
When it comes to the pay gap between men and women, I am a skeptic.
Well, wait a minute. Let me try that again. I'm not skeptical about the existence of the pay gap. I'd be a fool to deny all that cold, hard reality. I just don't think...
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...
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.