Tag: Fifth Circuit

Retaliation in the Workplace: Supreme Court Ruling Is Good News for Employers

Retaliation in the workplace is unlawful after an employee has engaged in a protected action. For example, an employer cannot terminate an employee as a retaliatory measure for the employee filing a workers’ compensation claim, taking protected FMLA leave, or filing a complaint over safety issues with OSHA. But what happens when there are a […]

Breastfeeding Employee Entitled to Equal, Not Preferential, Treatment

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans recently addressed a case in which the employee alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The dispute arose when the employee claimed she was given insufficient break time to express breast milk following the […]