If a Worker Calls Himself an Independent Contractor, Isn’t that Enough?
Posted on June 27, 2018
Posted in Virginia Employer Lawthe situation A worker enters into an independent contractor agreement with a company to provide some general maintenance work. But then after the worker is injured in an accident, he claims he is entitled to disability benefits as an employee of the company, along with some unpaid overtime. Is there any way for him to […] READ MORE
Could Pre-Employment Strength Testing Equal Discrimination?
Posted on June 20, 2018
Posted in Discrimination Law, Title VII, Virginia Employer Lawthe situation Prior to hiring candidates for specific positions with certain physical requirements, an employer requires the candidates to undergo a strength test. If this ends up weeding out more women than men, could this be discriminatory? the ruling It could be. CSX Transportation, Inc. just agreed to pay $3.2 million and provide some other […] READ MORE
Is a Policy Requiring Employees to be 100% Healed Before Returning to Work a Problem?
Posted on June 13, 2018READ MORE
Could Changing Your Mind About a Promotion After an Employee’s Use of FMLA Leave Equal Retaliation?
Posted on June 6, 2018READ MORE
Is Calling Someone “Boy” Discriminatory?
Posted on May 30, 2018
Posted in Race Discrimination, Title VII, Virginia Employer Lawthe situation A supervisor repeatedly calls an employee “boy,” even after the employee requests that he stop referring to him in that way. After the employee is fired, he claims that he was subjected to discrimination in violation of Title VII. Can calling him “boy” support such a claim? the ruling It depends on a […] READ MORE
Even Busta Rhymes Can’t Keep Settlement of Unpaid Overtime Claim Confidential
Posted on May 23, 2018READ MORE
Is a No-Spanish Policy Discriminatory?
Posted on May 16, 2018READ MORE
Can Straight Employee Bring a Claim for Reverse Discrimination?
Posted on May 9, 2018
Posted in Title VII, Virginia Employer Lawthe situation A heterosexual employee posts an anti-LGBTQ comment on Facebook. She claims that after learning about this post, her supervisor, a member of the LGBTQ community, begins treating her differently and ultimately fires her. Can she bring a claim of discrimination under Title VII? the ruling The EEOC says yes. Last week, the EEOC […] READ MORE
Just What is a “Suitable Space” for a Nursing Mother?
Posted on May 2, 2018READ MORE
Can Setting Pay Based on Prior Salary Equal Discrimination?
Posted on April 25, 2018READ MORE