The suit alleges that Aaron Chase was fired as a direct result of complications relating to a concussion he suffered nine months before.
In their Employment Law column, Jeffrey S. Klein and Nicholas J. Pappas offer perspective on issues for employers to consider regarding whether a drug-free workplace policy contravenes any laws permitting marijuana use.
“It’s not sex-based,” partner Traci Lovitt said of the eight weeks of leave available to mothers who give birth but not to men. “Just because you’re a woman, you don’t get short-term disability leave. You get disability leave because you had a child.”
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In their Second Circuit Review, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Zarda v. Altitude Express.
These are delicate topics. No matter how well-meaning or planned, a statement or professed policy is not likely to satisfy all constituents and could actually make an already touchy situation worse.