From Virginia Employer Law Blog
Calling Your Boss a Nasty Motherf**ker is Protected Activity?
The Situation: An employee has a problem with the way he has been treated by a supervisor and decides to share his disdain for him on Facebook—calling the supervisor a “nasty......READ MORE
Even if Staffing Company is Paying Employees, You Could be on the Hook for Unpaid Wages
The Situation: You go through a temporary staffing company for a certain group of employees and that company takes care of paying the employees. If the staffing company fails to properly......READ MORE
Employee Wellness Program—Potential Risks Under ADA?
The Situation: You implement a voluntary employee wellness program which requires employees to undergo health risk assessments and complete a health history questionnaire. One of the incentives is that employees who......READ MORE
Twelve Million Dollars to be Paid out by Restaurant Chain for Age Discrimination
The Situation: The EEOC took aim at Texas Roadhouse in 2011, claiming that the restaurant chain engaged in a pattern or practice of age discrimination by refusing to hire applicants over......READ MORE
Discrimination Based on Perceived Sexual Orientation??
The Situation: An employee claims that she was repeatedly harassed by her supervisor in ways seemingly related to her sexual orientation—frequently saying that she dressed like a lesbian and similar remarks.......READ MORE
Despite Serious Documented Performance Issues, Reference to Medical Leave May Mean FMLA Retaliation Claim
The Situation: An employee begins working as a sales consultant and from the beginning, has serious performance issues. She is given a number of warnings and even placed on an improvement......READ MORE
Has Filing an EEOC Charge Just Gotten Easier?
The Situation: In recent years, the EEOC has begun the implementation of a digital charge system—the idea being that allowing employers and employees to utilize a digital system would both make......READ MORE
Firing Six Weeks After Charge Enough to Show Retaliation?
The Situation: An employee files an EEOC charge, claiming she was discriminated against based on her race. Because of some ongoing performance issues, you put her on a performance improvement plan......READ MORE
Can Hugging Be Hostile?
The Situation: One of your top level managers is known to frequently hug female employees, both in the workplace and outside of work. A female employee who has worked for your......READ MORE
Concerned About Protecting Your Trade Secrets?
The Situation: Something that many employers have in common is a concern about protecting their confidential information, particularly in this day and age, when job hopping is somewhat common. Many employers......READ MORE