Would You Like Fries with That? The COVID19 Whistleblower Claim Add On

February 25, 2021 |

We have blogged about the expected increase in COVID19 lawsuits as a stand-alone legal claim and now we have the next phase: the COVID19 whistleblower claim add on. Expect to see lawsuits against employers on unrelated issues–in this case sexual harassment–to include an additional, separate claim of retaliation for reporting COVID19 safety violations. As detailed […]

Congress Re-visits Pregnancy Discrimination After Just 43 Years

February 23, 2021 |

Federal Pregnancy Protection: The last time Congress passed legislation to protect pregnant workers, we were listening to the Bee Gees and watching the movie “Saturday Night Fever.” (Well, maybe) Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA), which amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to prohibit discrimination on the basis […]

Amazon v NY v Amazon: Let the COVID19 Safety Lawsuits Begin!

February 18, 2021 |

New York investigators started snooping around two Amazon facilities after reports of a spike in COVID-19 cases and the firing of an employee who led a protest at the Staten Island facility over worker safety. Amazon sued NY first, claiming it was a federal issue and NY should fuggetaboutit.  New York would not be “bullied” […]

Vaccine-Quarantine-What’s It Mean? CDC Updates Guidance

February 16, 2021 |

More people are getting vaccinated–or jabbed as the Brits say–and it is causing confusion about certain COVID-19 protocols. In response, the CDC updated its guidance last week. Here are the takeaways: The CDC has added an additional exception to the need to quarantine: No quarantine has been required after close contact with an infected person […]

Lessons from the Cat Filter Video

February 10, 2021 |

Oh boy is this a great video! After months of video meetings and calls, one moment captures our compete reliance on technology–and our frustration. When the lawyer with the cat filter tells the judge, “I’m not a cat!” I felt his pain. And laughed out loud. The details behind the cat video have not emerged […]

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