Why Many Executive Orders are Hot Air

May 9, 2017 |

Existing workplace laws cannot be overturned by Executive Orders

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 […]

The EEOC reaches out to young workers about religious discrimination.

July 27, 2016 |

Religious discrimination remains an issue in the American workplace. In fiscal year 2015, EEOC received 3,502 charges alleging discrimination on the basis of religion, with the top issues alleged being discharge, harassment, terms and conditions of employment, and reasonable accommodation. The EEOC has issued a one page fact sheet “designed to help young workers better […]

Let Freedom Ring–Happy July 4th

July 1, 2016 |

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ~Daniel Webster We have exciting news at Foley & Foley, PC –Attorney Mikaela McDermott will join our team July 12, 2016. She brings years of experience in public and private sector employment and labor law. […]

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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