SCOTUS: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Transgender Status is Sex Discrimination And Violates Federal Law

By: Amy Epstein Gluck An employer who fires or takes an adverse action against an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"). So [...]

Supreme Court Blockbuster: Title VII Covers LGBT Employees!

Wow! As noted in today's New York Times, in a 6-3 Title VII decision written by JUSTICE GORSUCH (!) and joined in by Chief Justice Roberts: "The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil [...]

A Noose In The Workplace? Still?

Even in the midst of a great societal upheaval regarding racial discrimination and harassment, cases of workplace harassment continue unabated.  I guess it is unsurprising, albeit unfortunate, given that the workplace is riven with the [...]

Employers, Your Return-to-Work Policies Should Include Accommodation Requests

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As an employment lawyer, I've been pretty busy these past couple of week reviewing, revising, and creating return-to-work policies for clients. I've got lists. My lists have lists. There's the social [...]

Employers, The USDOL Is Enforcing Paid Sick and Emergency Family Leave Under FFCRA

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Employers, remember that honeymoon period where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wasn't enforcing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for a few weeks? They wanted to give time to [...]

A UK Coronavirus Update – Who’s In Charge?

By: Peter Finding and Rory Graham Our excellent, learned partners across the pond have kept us posted on COVID-19 effects in the UK—including an update of WHO is running the UK with the Prime Minister, [...]

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”