Technically, Pennsylvania is a Commonwealth. But that’s not really the point of this post. So, I’ll digress.
A white employee complains in writing that a colleague called his biracial grand-niece a “monkey” and texted him racially offensive comments about his coworkers. Within months, the employer fired the complainant.
Is this retaliation? Continue reading
On Tuesday, I told you how the Department of Veterans Administration planned to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all its employees.
Well, in today’s edition of COVID-19 safety one-upmanship, NBC News is reporting that “President Joe Biden is expected to announce [today] that federal workers will be required to be vaccinated for Covid or abide by stringent protocols, like regular testing and mask-wearing, according to administration officials.” Continue reading
Take a look at that map. If you are in an orange or red county — about 63% of the map — those are considered areas of substantial or high transmission of the Delta variant of COVID-19. So, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that you wear a mask indoors in public to “maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others.” Continue reading
Last season, COVID-19 breakouts on several teams threatened to cancel many National Football League games. But, NFL scrambled to make it work.
However, this year, with the vaccinations widely available, the NFL will be cracking down on teams that don’t take prophylactic steps to avoid disrupting the 2021-22 season. Continue reading
On Wednesday, I posted about a $250K Arkansas federal jury verdict against an employer for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Well, you’ll never believe this! Earlier in the month, another federal jury in Wisconsin concluded that the same employer had violated the ADA. But this wasn’t any piddling $250K verdict. No, sir. The jury awarded $3,670,000 in compensatory damages and another $40,300,000 in punitive damages.
Back up the armored car! Continue reading
Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board issued this decision in which it found that a union did not violate the National Labor Relations Act by displaying a 12-foot inflatable rat with red eyes, fangs, and claws.
Once during mediation, a federal judge asked me if I knew which type of discrimination jurors hated the most? I thought maybe age discrimination or retaliation, which jurors could either relate to personally or through a spouse or parent.
“No,” said the federal judge. “The answer is discrimination against veterans.” Continue reading