Labor Law Alerts


Addressing abusive conduct, bullying in the workplace

As we have discussed in several prior Employment Law Alerts, and as everyone is well aware, the #MeToo movement has not only increased the visibility of harassment concerns in the workplace, but also has placed additional requirements on employers to ensure that they are taking appropriate steps to prevent and address inappropriate behavior when it happens.

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Washington Supreme Court: Oobesity always considered an impairment for purposes of disability discrimination claims

In Taylor v. Burlington Northern Railroad Holdings, Inc. (July 11, 2019), the Supreme Court of Washington asked the question whether obesity is considered an impairment protected from discrimination under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), the state law prohibiting workplace discrimination in the State of Washington.

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Suprise! Ill-advised comments can come back to haunt you

In prior Employment Law Alerts, we have discussed the new landscape created by the #MeToo movement, and the ways in which silly, immature comments – even jokes – can be used by a potential plaintiff to create the impression of a workplace filled with unlawful harassment.

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More Labor Law Alerts

Employee who fails to cooperate in interactive process cannot pursue disability discrimination claim

U.S. DOL issues new FMLA guide for employers

Transgender workplace issues a current hot topic

NLRB validates employee handbook rule designed to protect privacy and workplace harmony

DOL addresses misclassification of employees as independent contractors

DOL issues proposed new overtime regulations

White House proposes changes to overtime rules

Comments about employee "fitting in" treated as evidence of racial bias

Can franchisor be held liable for employment claims brought against franchisee?

NLRB reissues guidance on damages in unlawful termination cases

Do undocumented aliens have standing to bring claims for retaliatory discharge against their employers?

NLRB strikes down company's confidentiality policy

Employer acted unlawfully in terminating employee for requesting representation prior to taking drug test

Sixth Circuit: Waiver of right to participate in FLSA collective action in severance agreement invalid

Is it FMLA interference for an employer to require work from an employee while on maternity leave?

Affordable Care Act: Employer Mandate delayed until 2015