It’s been getting downright vile around here at The Employer Handbook, dontchathink? Continue reading
Last Friday afternoon, MSNBC aired a live report of the Coast Guard’s response efforts during Tropical Storm Florence. And, within minutes, Twitter exploded in a different kind of storm over a hand gesture.
There are unexpected retirements.
And, then — hold my drink — there’s Vontae Davis’s retirement. Continue reading
In most federal courts in this country, a plaintiff arguing a Title VII violation because he or she was discriminated against based on his/her LGBT status will lose.
That’s a fact.
That’s because Title VII prohibits discrimination based on one’s “sex.” And, most courts don’t construe “sex” to include “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” But that’s not to say that LGBT discrimination cases generally lack merit. Continue reading
If you’re a federal contractor, have you picked up your jaw since yesterday’s post?
I’ll admit it. I was also surprised that a federal court would conclude that a Connecticut federal contractor could not fire an employee for using medical marijuana. What, with that Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and all.
Fortunately, as I noted yesterday, your mileage could vary outside of CT. And, I suspect that the employer may appeal the decision to the Second Circuit.
In the meantime, let’s laugh out loud, shall we? Continue reading