Posts by: Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.

Sexual Identity: Trump vs the EEOC

October 23, 2018 |

On Sunday, The New York Times reported: “The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. A series of decisions by the Obama […]

Yes, Employee, The Company Does Care What You Did This Weekend

October 16, 2018 |

Image Credit:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP | Getty Images Another day, another reminder that an employer can terminate an employee for his or her off-duty behavior.  There are exceptions, of course, and we’ll get to those.  But, often, an employer is well within its rights to terminate an employee for conduct that occurred outside of business hours and off […]

Takeaways From Amazon’s (Generous?) Pay Increases

October 9, 2018 |

Image Credit:  Vanity Fair A third post about the Kavanaugh hearing?  The. Temptation. Was. Real.  But, as interested as I am to keep talking about it, I thought it might be best to take a break.  So, we move from one American icon (The Supreme Court) to another (Amazon). Last week, Amazon announced that it […]

Conducting Complex Workplace Investigations

October 2, 2018 |

Image Credit:  Wall Street Journal Last week, with the Kavanaugh hearing looming, I addressed some of the basics of conducting workplace investigations.  But, as I wrote then and reiterate now, investigations are often far from basic.  How should you handle some of the complex issues that arise during an investigation?  How can “he said/she said” be […]

When He Said, She Said is National News

September 25, 2018 |

Last week, the public became aware of an allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford, that in the 1980s at a high school party, Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her, pushed his body against hers, and attempted to pull off her clothing.  Ms. Ford described the interaction as an “attack” in […]

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