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Storm Clouds on the Horizon

Published August 12th, 2019 -

The upcoming Supreme Court term is already brimming with consequential employment law issues on its argument docket.  But fair warning: There is little promise that the Court’s treatment of these issues will advance the cause of workplace justice or please cur... More »

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Sleeping to the Top: Recognizing a Sex-Based Stereotype

Published July 8th, 2019 -

In February, the Fourth Circuit ruled on Parker v. Reema Consulting Services., holding that rumors in the workplace that a female manager received a series of promotions because she was sleeping with a male manager constituted sexual harassment under Title VII... More »

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Workplace Ableism Is a Problem for ADA Rights

Published June 19th, 2019 -

Workplace ableism is hostile to employees with disabilities Imagine, if you will, a woman in her 30s with a masters degree who works for a healthcare research non-profit. She has Crohn’s disease and fibromyalgia, so the routine activities of a weekday can, at ... More »

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A Changing Landscape for Marijuana in the Workplace

Published June 10th, 2019 -

While 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, the drug remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under the CSA, the possession, distribution, manufacture, and sale of marijuana are illegal. As the number of states with medical marijuana la... More »

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Are Women-Only Networking Apps Protected by Law?

Published May 28th, 2019 -

Bumble, originally created as a dating app, launched a feature in 2017 that allows members to use the app for professional networking. Called Bumble Bizz, this feature just released a filter for a “women only” mode, where only female-identifying users can see ... More »

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SCOTUS Weighing LGBTQ Workers’ Rights: What’s At Risk

Published April 22nd, 2019 -

This morning, the Supreme Court granted cert. in three cases asking whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on workplace discrimination based on sex also prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ workers. The Court granted cert. in Harris Funeral ... More »