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  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

  • newWhat IS (and is NOT) Sexual Harassment (Legally Speaking)
    With all the focus on sexual harassment in the news lately, one thing missing from most of the coverage is an actual explanation of what is (and is not) “sexual harassment”.  At least according to the law. Sounds simple right? Except that it’s…
    - 13 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 1:50pm -
  • Beware the Rush to Judgment in Sexual Harassment Cases
    This current wave of sexual harassment (and, in some cases, sexual assault) allegations that are making headlines every single day is downright astonishing to many employment lawyers that I know. It is the tsunami that knows no end. And right now, th…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 3:26am -
  • Firing Because She’s TOO Cute? That Just May Be Illegal Too
    My partner Gary Starr returns with this pre-Thanksgiving tale that seems appropriate not for the holiday, but for the headlines of late.  Happy Thanksgiving and stay out of trouble. Another day, another celebrity figure accused of harassment. Or wo…
    - 20 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:16pm -

FMLA Insights

Labor Relations Today

Lawffice Space

  • MORE Miles on Service Animals and the ADA
    Great news! Bloomberg BNA used some of my interview for a second piece on the ADA implications of service animals in the workplace: Helping Workers Who Rely on Animals Without Making a Mess. Enjoy!
    - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 2:38pm -
  • Miles on Service Animals and the ADA
    Straight from the Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: Quiet, Dogs at Work: Why You May Soon Be Clocking In With Fido by Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg BNA (featuring quotes from yours truly). Enjoy!
    - 11 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 1:51pm -
  • Transgender Prof wins $1.1 Million Jury Verdict
    Just cranking out one last pre-Thanksgiving blog post here. Transgender university professor, Rachel Tudor, won a $1.1 million jury verdict in her employment discrimination case on Monday.We're still in this awkward place where Title VII does not lis…
    - 19 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:46pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • Thanks, and so long…
    After 3 great years, the Employment Law Navigator is coming to an end. We’ve had fun, and we hope our posts have been helpful. Our sincere thanks to our contributors and to Zelle’s superb Marketing Director Dan Gruber, who picked our art, caug…
    - 28 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, HR Dive reported on a Washington federal court’s June order requiring that a public employer pay $1.8 million to a terminated employee.  The worker was fired when she failed a drug test due to her lawful use of prescription drugs, test…
    - 24 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2
    Last week, we wroteabout the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints.  This week, we continue to focus on the early stages of the c…
    - 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -