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Lawsuit Over Health Insurance Coverage for Gender Reassignment will Proceed
September 27, 2018
A lawsuit against Essentia Health and HealthPartners regarding denied coverage for gender transition care has been allowed to proceed past a motion to dismiss.
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What, #MeToo??
September 26, 2018
It has become an all too familiar story in this age of #MeToo: a supervisor using managerial authority to pressure a subordinate to give sexual favors.
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Dallas Appeals Court Dismisses Former Employee’s Lawsuit, Holding that Res Judicata Prevented Further Action
September 21, 2018
What happens when a disgruntled employee’s claims are dismissed in federal court but he refiles a second suit in state court?
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Delivery Driver’s Suit Claiming Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate, and Retaliation After Post-DWI Termination Dismissed on Summary Judgment
September 19, 2018
Sometimes, an employer can do everything in its power to “work with” an employee, giving him or her the benefit of every doubt, and yet still find itself on the wrong end of a Dallas employment law case.
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Extraordinary Employee Misconduct – Threatening Witnesses Through Facebook
September 12, 2018
I am constantly amazed by the lack of judgment that people exhibit in their social media postings.
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Texas Court of Appeals Agrees with School District That Former Employee’s Termination Was Not Based Upon Unlawful Discrimination
August 24, 2018
There is no such thing as a perfect employee or a perfect employer. Tension and stress in the workplace often lead to conflict. Sometimes, this type of situation can, in turn, lead to formal complaints and even employment litigation.
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Is Equal Pay becoming the new #MeToo?
June 7, 2018
In the era of the #MeToo movement, it may be easy to overlook that equal pay is also having a moment. A huge moment.
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Starbucks – Training Employees on the Obvious?
May 24, 2018
What is obvious? Well, I’d say the direction that Starbucks gave to its employees to call 911 if they observe a customer using or selling drugs. Or there’s a fire or robbery. This is associated with Starbucks’ new policy on non-paying guests in its stores.
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Missouri: Are Government Entities Required To Provide Public Accommodations Under The Missouri Human Rights Act?
April 30, 2018
On April 25, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs R-IV School District that could have far-reaching implications for the civil rights protections granted to the state’s transgender community.
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Second Circuit Joins Seventh Circuit in Recognizing Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Discrimination Because of Sex in Violation of Title VII
February 27, 2018
On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) joined the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) in finding that Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination because of sex includes discrimination due to sexual orientation.
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Sexual Harrassment and the New Tax Bill: What You Might Have Missed
January 23, 2018
Despite seemingly exhaustive coverage of both sexual harassment allegations and the Republican tax bill, there was little coverage of a small but important change in the tax laws that may have significant implications for settling sexual harassment claims in the workplace.
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Fabricated Texts? Something Else for Employers to Be Aware Of…
January 18, 2018
In Lee vs. Trees, Inc., the court threw out an employee’s Title VII lawsuit because she had submitted fabricated texts, supposedly from her supervisor, to support her claims of sexual harassment and retaliation.
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Tweets Follow

Oct 15

NLRB Surrenders Its War Against Employee Handbooks: https://t.co/fX7BILtNCP

Oct 12

NLRB Turns To Rulemaking To Reverse Joint Employer Standard: https://t.co/cFnQjI6Rzg

Oct 10

Upon Further Review: The DEA Legalizes a Marijuana-Derived Drug: https://t.co/RzjNFiU50k