Topic: Title VII

Are Vegans Protected in the Workplace?

Here’s something to chew on: are vegans protected for their beliefs in the workplace? Thanks to a recent federal court ruling, we should be able to find out. The background, from labor attorney Maria Greco Danaher of law firm Ogletree Deakins: “Sakile Chenzira, a confirmed vegan, was … was allowed to forego [for more than… Read more »

EEOC to Employers: Anti-Discrimination Also Laws Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released new guidance to help employers avoid discrimination of domestic violence victims. Entitled “Questions and Answers: The Application of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act to Applicants or Employees who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking,” the guidance provides examples of employment… Read more »

Employee Rights: Supreme Court Says Yes to Retaliation Claims Under Title VII

…it is more important than ever for employers to ensure that their legitimate reasons for adverse employment actions are sufficiently and properly documented. (Ford & Harrison LLP) Here’s legal analysis of the January 24, 2011, Supreme Court decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP – an interesting case that started when Eric Thompson (an… Read more »