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Over at the FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog, my partner, Amy Epstein Gluck, wrote here about a recent federal court finding that a Catholic school could not avoid discrimination claims after firing a gay teacher from a secular position.

Serendipitously, I just read a story about a lesbian seeking to become a women’s lacrosse coach at a Catholic high school. The school initially withdrew the offer. But, this story has a happy ending. Continue reading

Several states and cities require that individuals wear masks in indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status. Independent of any state or local law, many businesses require the same. In either case, you’d think that not only would those rules apply to everyone, but leaders would lead by example.

Yeah, you’d think that. Continue reading

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Yesterday, my friend Jon Hyman blogged about fetal stem cells and vaccine-mandate religious exemptions.

TL;DR. Any employee that refused the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines because they contain aborted fetal cells is full of 💩. They don’t. Consequently, any religious exemption request that an employee may make on that basis is objectively wrong. Continue reading

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E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!! (And how ’bout ‘dem Cowboys!)

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said that when an employer permits employees to telework to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19, the employer has not committed itself to automatically granting telework as a reasonable accommodation to every employee with a disability who requests to continue this arrangement as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

But, here’s the thing. Continue reading

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Several news outlets reported yesterday that a major airline that has already mandated employee vaccinations will begin placing employees on temporary unpaid leave if approved for a religious vaccine exemption. Continue reading

Like many of you, news of the untimely death of Michael K. Williams shook me. RIP.

I thought more about Mr. Williams yesterday as I read two reports and recommendations from a Discovery Special Master assigned to a COVID-19 face mask case. Specifically, I remembered his infamous line as Omar Little from The Wire:

You come at the king; you best not miss.Continue reading

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Last week, this Vyopta / Wakefield Survey about employee use of remote technology began making the rounds. The press release highlights “Online Accountability,” noting that nearly a quarter of those surveyed reported they have seen an employee fired because of video or audio conference mistakes. It seems that business leaders expect employees to figure it out — or pay the price.” Continue reading

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