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Author Archives: Sharon Cason-Adams

SLS Hotel to Pay $2.5 Million To Settle EEOC Race, Color, National Origin Lawsuit

Source: SLS Hotel to Pay $2.5 Million To Settle EEOC Race, Color, National Origin Lawsuit

Roxi Liming Quoted about DACA in Dispatch Article

GREEKTOWN CASINO TO PAY $140,000 TO SETTLE EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION SUIT

Source: GREEKTOWN CASINO TO PAY $140,000 TO SETTLE EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION SUIT

Why Bosses Can Track Their Employees 24/7 – The Atlantic

Source: Why Bosses Can Track Their Employees 24/7 – The Atlantic

Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

The Difference is Important to Your Paycheck Businesses across numerous industries use independent contractors to fill crucial roles in their workforce.  Construction, trucking, nursing, and IT are just a few of the industry sectors that commonly hire independent contractors. Companies chose the independent contractor relationship in large part to avoid the costs associated with hiring […]

Employers Should Consider Light Duty For Pregnant Employees

The Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Discrimination On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case regarding failure to accommodate light-duty restrictions. Plaintiff Young was a part-time driver for UPS when she became pregnant in 2006. While drivers were required to lift up to 70 pounds, […]

How Legal Gay Marriage Changes the Employment Relationship

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples have the right to enter into a legal marriage.  The Court determined that, by banning such marriages, States were violating the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution (the Equal Protection clause) and thus, struck down those bans on same-sex marriage. Obviously, this decision has […]

The Steps Involved in Pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case. Step 5 – The Discovery Process.

Continuing in my series of blog posts explaining the steps involved in pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case, today I explain the discovery process. When you file a lawsuit against your employer, or any lawsuit for that matter, one of the most important phases in the process is discovery.  Discovery is a pretrial procedure by which […]

U.S. Supreme Court Tightens The Standard In Employment Discrimination Retaliation Claims

In a recent decision, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for plaintiffs to claim retaliation for filing complaints of employment discrimination. The court ruled that plaintiffs must prove retaliation was the determinative factor in an employer’s adverse employment action — and not just a motivating […]

How Does the Mediation Process Work in a Wrongful Discharge Case?

This is Step 4 in my series explaining the Steps Involved in a Wrongful Discharge Case.  This post explains how the mediation process works.  In employment cases, the opportunity to mediate may arise early in the administrative process or after a law suit has already been filed. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution […]

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