Leave Under the ADA Not a Guarantee

April 13, 2018 |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Is Not a Leave Act, Or Is It?   This week the US Supreme Court let stand a decision from America’s heartland that has been closely watched. The Severson case arose from an employee with a back issue who had surgery at the end of his FMLA leave and […]

Landmark decision: A federal appeals court rules Title VII bars sexual orientation bias in the workplace

April 5, 2017 |

“..[I]t is actually impossible to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without discriminating on the basis of sex…” wrote Chief Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood of the 7th Circuit Appeals Court,  wiping away prior ambiguity surrounding Title VII protections based on sexual orientation. The 8-3 decision, held in a rare en banc hearing, arose […]

Understanding the Zone in the Workplace

May 11, 2016 |

-Attorney Timothy G. Kenneally Retaliation protection in the workplace is defined by the “zone of interests” standard. If an employee falls within the interests sought to be protected under the law (Title VII) that employee is shielded against retaliatory adverse employment action. A recent decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (the “Commission”) in Schillace […]

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