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No Title VII PDA claim for male employee based on wife’s pregnancy

October 21st, 2020

By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D.
The employee alleged that after he complained about comments from his supervisor and coworkers that he “shouldn’t have a kid,” HR told him he “could choose to resign.”
Allegations that an employee of Disney Streaming Services (DSS) suffered discriminatory treatment and was ultimately fired based on his [Read more...]

NLRB: Nursing home employer must compensate employees for losses on 401(k) plan

October 20th, 2020

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
An employer violated Section 8(a)(5) and (1) of the NLRA by failing to immediately secure a replacement 401(k) plan when a predecessor’s plan was terminated.
To remedy an employer’s failure to immediately secure a replacement 401(k) plan after a predecessor’s plan was terminated, a three-member panel agreed with [Read more...]

Business groups urge President Trump to withdraw diversity training order

October 20th, 2020

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
The “E.O. is already having a broadly chilling effect on legitimate and valuable D&I training companies use to foster inclusive workplaces, help with talent recruitment, and remain competitive in a country with a wide range of different cultures.”
President Trump’s September 22 “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex [Read more...]

Muslim flight attendant asks SCOTUS to sort out religious accommodation, CBA seniority, and arbitration issues

October 19th, 2020

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
“If left in place, the Sixth Circuit’s decision would make workers have to decide between their religious rights under the Civil Rights Act and their right to unionize,” the CAIR Legal Defense Fund says.
A discharged flight attendant who is a Muslim is asking the Justices to determine [Read more...]

Dem lawmakers question OSHA COVID-19 guidance that changed reporting requirements

October 19th, 2020

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
“This guidance does not follow the science regarding what is known about COVID-19,” according to Dem lawmakers.
Democratic leaders on the House Education and Labor Committee and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections are questioning a recent OSHA policy change that they say will “result in sharply reduced reporting of COVID-related workplace hospitalizations and [Read more...]