Category Archives: Discrimination & Retaliation (Title VII & FCRA)

BREAKING! U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Important Pregnancy Discrimination Case

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE & RACHEL D. GEBAIDE MARCH 27, 2015 Employers should take note of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding workplace accommodations to pregnant employees. The question presented was whether the federal…

President Obama to Sign Executive Order Banning Federal Contractor Discrimination on the Basis of Employee Sexual Orientation

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JUNE 17, 2014 The White House announced this week that President Obama plans to sign an executive order that bans federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their…

Is the Discovery of Sensitive Medical Records in Disability Discrimination Cases Off-Limits?

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 23, 2014 It is not uncommon for employers who have been sued by current or former employees for disability discrimination to seek the production of medical records regarding the alleged…

U.S. Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 19, 2013 Last week, the United States Senate voted 64 to 32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (“ENDA”), which seeks to protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees…

Breakfast Briefing: Workplace Violence & Other Misconduct

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE, MELODY B. LYNCH, &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 14, 2013 Last week, members of our Labor & Employment Law Practice Group hosted a breakfast briefing for our clients and business partners. …

A U.S. Supreme Court Win for Employers Regarding Employer Liability Under Title VII

By:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE, TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE & HALLIE B. FISHER OCTOBER 30, 2013 In a big win for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held earlier this summer that only supervisors who have been empowered…