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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • Grandparent “In Loco Parentis” Status Must Be Explored by Employer

    Frantz Coutard worked for Municipal Credit Union. He asked for time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for this grandfather. His grandfather had raised Mr. Coutard from the age of four until he was approximately 14 years old.

  • Title IX Protects Medical Residents

    After graduating from medical school, doctors become residents at hospitals to complete their training. Mercy Hospital, part of Drexel University, runs a medical residency program. Jane Doe was a resident in the radiology department. She has claimed that the director of Mercy’s residency program sexually harassed her and then retaliated against her when she complained about it.

  • Cancer Is Not Automatic Disability Under ADA

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeal has emphasized that each American with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim requires its own analysis of whether an illness will qualify as a disability.

  • Retaliation Goes Broader

    Spencer Bien-Aime worked as a groundskeeper for a Manhattan apartment building. As a groundskeeper, he was required to conduct a variety of physical activities. In February 2014, his knees became very visibly swollen. He did not request any accommodation nor provide any medical information about the swollen knees.

  • College Recruiting Programs May Be Age Discrimination

    PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PWC”) has traditionally recruited for its entry-level programs from college campuses. That tradition has been challenged as a form of age discrimination.

  • Eleventh Circuit Makes Clear Title VII Does Not Include Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Until the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled otherwise, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has found that Title VII does not protect individuals from sexual orientation discrimination.

  • EEOC Gets Summary Judgment On “Textbook Case”

    M.G.H. Family Health Center acted way too quickly in dismissing an employee on “medical hold” and lost on summary judgment as a result.

  • Tesla May Have Harassment Problem

    The Guardian recently reported that a female engineer at Tesla has accused the forward thinking company of “pervasive harassment,” unequal pay, sex discrimination, and retaliation.

  • What Now? Rollback of Transgender Student Rights

    In May 2016, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice (then under the Obama administration) issued a letter directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that aligned with their gender identity. Gender identity may be different than an individual’s gender at birth.