Deborah Dugan, the former head of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, previously alleged that Joel Katz, the founder of Greenberg Traurig’s entertainment practice and its Atlanta office, had sexually harassed her.
In 2019, Bloomberg won an appeal to remove himself from the litigation. Arguments before the state’s highest court focused on that same issue.
Employers everywhere are bracing for an onslaught of the next round of COVID-related issues.
The plaintiffs had initially estimated damages at $200 million when they first filed their proposed class action in Washington, D.C., federal court in April 2019.
Mandatory vaccination is a controversial issue. In the absence of a government mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination, employers will be faced with a decision: Could they, and should they, impose a COVID-19 vaccination mandate on their employees?
It is not too early for employers to consider how to approach vaccinations and develop a policy to add to the company’s existing COVID-19 procedures.
Connecticut looks to add a new rule to its Rules of Professional Conduct to address harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination.
Health and safety officers would ordinarily check on staff to ensure desks, chairs and workstations are set up appropriately but law firms are now having to ensure they fulfil these assessments for its remote workforce.
In his monthly column, Michael W. Peregrine discusses new research that calls on boards to understand that their responsibility should also include objectives such as inclusion and diversity, health and safety, and workforce reduction plans.
Already a handful of employers has been hit with litigation in connection with employees who became sick and who claim safety precautions were missing from the workplace. But major hurdles face such suits, from causation to the standard of proof under the workers’ compensation law, some lawyers say.
In this Special Report: “Employees May Be ‘Out of Sight’ While Teleworking, but the ADA Should Not Be ‘Out of Mind,'” “Trump v. Biden: The Winner’s Impact on Employers,” “COVID-19 Calls for Increased Monitoring of Remote Workforce” and “Restrictive Covenants and the Curious Case of National Law Firm Breakups.”
“Instead of doing only the bare minimum to support enforcement of anti-discrimination protections, the Trump Administration is going in the opposite direction—obstructing state and local civil rights agencies along the way,” said California Xavier Attorney General Becerra in a statement.
Employers must weigh many factors in determining the appropriate corrective action to take in response to employee misconduct including the impact of such misconduct, and corrective action, on co-workers and customers. Will taking corrective action deter other employees from engaging in the same behavior?
As employers struggle to make decisions on how best to keep their employees, patients and customers safe during the continuing pandemic, a question employers may be pondering now is, once a coronavirus vaccine is approved for safe distribution to the U.S. population, can or should the company mandate that all employees receive the vaccine?
Marveling over motherhood was a theme, not a footnote of Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.