Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a federal appellate court whose jurisdiction includes Pennsylvania and New Jersey, issued a precedential decision regarding sexual harassment claims that employers must take note of.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a federal appellate court whose jurisdiction includes Pennsylvania and New Jersey, issued a precedential decision regarding sexual harassment claims that employers must take note of. » Read More
Craig Schmell was a Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley in Red Bank, New Jersey, until his termination of employment in October 2017. Schmell filed a federal lawsuit claiming his firing constituted discrimination based on his status as a recovering addict. » Read More
The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) makes it unlawful to terminate an employee who engages in concerted, protected activity, which generally means that you can say, object and complain, and offer suggestions to your employer without fear of termination of employment or other adverse actions so long as your conduct is in the mutual aid and protection of your co-employees and relates to the terms and conditions of employment. » Read More
In a prior blog post, we discussed whether a private employer can terminate an employee for protesting. This week, we have another example of “off-duty employee” conduct that may result in them standing in the unemployment line. » Read More
When an employee is terminated, the first question they have is “why?” Employees in Pennsylvania who were not happy with the answer or who wanted to verify the explanation had the right, for a reasonable period of time after termination, to review their personnel file. » Read More
Our last presentation in the 2016 series, Employment Law in Television and the Movies: Lessons Learned, will be held on November 16, and will review the handling of all employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline, and employee termination, as seen in popular television programs and movies. » Read More
By now most people have heard about the Colin Kaepernick story, and may have strong feelings one way or the other about the actions of the 49ers quarterback. In case you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks — Kaepernick has refused to stand for the national anthem prior to the start of two consecutive games. » Read More