Tag: employer liability

Employee, Spouse Blame Employer for COVID-19 Infection, but Lawsuit Fails

A federal court recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by an employee and his spouse attempting to hold his employer liable for both of them contracting COVID-19. The dismissal should bring comfort to employer anxiety over negligence lawsuits by employees and their family members seeking damages for possibly bringing a coronavirus infection home from the workplace.

COVID-19

‘Surprising’ CDC Guidance Lets Ill Workers Return Sooner

Based on previous guidelines and advice, many business owners have been telling employees who tested positive for COVID-19 to stay away from the workplace until they test negative. New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, has obviated the need for retesting if certain symptom-based hurdles can be met.

LGBT

Supreme Court Rules Title VII Grants LGBTQ Protection for All

On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and established LGBTQ rights in the workplace as a matter of federal law. The Court squarely held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes a prohibition on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment.

retaliation

The Women of Amazon Studios’ The Boys Offer Lessons on Title VII Retaliation

Piggybacking off my colleague Tim Reed’s recent post providing the background/plot and discussing employer liability issues in Amazon Studios’ The Boys, I am happy to continue expounding upon the various employment law issues that arose in season one. The series presents an interesting and unique perspective on the emotional, legal, and monetary effects of the […]

metoo

Company Freed from Liability in Harassment Case Based on Prompt Complaint Response

On June 25, 2018, the 11th Circuit held that a district court did not err in rejecting a jury verdict in favor of an employee on her sexual harassment claim and granting judgment in the employer’s favor. After all, the employer took prompt remedial action by immediately instructing the alleged harasser to stay away from […]

Harvey Weinstein: beauty and the beastly mogul

Over the last week, the fallout from a New York Times article regarding Harvey Weinstein has been swift and significant. On October 5, the Times published an explosive story about Hollywood producer and media mogul Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment spanning decades. More and more women have been coming forward since the story broke to accuse […]