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A few months ago, I blogged here about a lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal court in which a plaintiff alleged that a grocery store’s inflexible policy of requiring all customers to face coverings — even the ones with documented medical issues — violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Late last week, the judge effectively stuck a pin in the plaintiff’s balloon by denying a request for an injunction. So, I want to tell you a little about this case. Stick around to read the plaintiff’s social media posts. It’ll be worth your while.

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If I’m taking the plaintiff’s deposition, and I hear these words escape his lips when describing the termination meeting with this supervisor, well, I’m not sure how I would go about maintaining my poker face. Continue reading

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Rarely — and by “rarely,” I mean usually — I’ll have an employer client ask me about countersuing an employee that has just sued the company.

First, you’re probably just throwing good money after bad. But, I generally don’t debate this with my more “principled” clients — at least the ones willing to pay me a large retainer 😉.

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Imagine not only facing a Charge of Discrimination that one of your employees has filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission but also enduring an investigation where the EEOC ultimately concludes there is reasonable cause to believe discrimination has occurred.

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Yesterday, both Law360 (here) and Bloomberg (here) reported that the U.S. Department of Labor had begun investigating whether Microsoft violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal anti-discrimination law the prohibits race bias, when Microsoft decided to double the number of Black managers and executives.

In full transparency, Microsoft announced the news too! Continue reading

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