Most supervisors know that they risk personal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Chapter 151B if they sexually harass a subordinate employee. But that isn’t the only way supervisors may be held individually liable in Massachusetts.
Tag: Leave Management
We recently received a great, and increasingly more common, question via our Ask the Expert service on HR.BLR.com®:
For many HR professionals, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) administration is near—or at—the top of the list of most-hated-things-about-the-job. And given that the law is confusing and burdensome and nitpicky, it’s no wonder.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is that it insulates employees from disciplinary proceedings while they are on FMLA-approved leave. Anyone who assumes that taking FMLA-protected leave provides some type of protection from all disciplinary actions would be wise to remember the age-old adage about assumptions, as one […]
Managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has its challenges. Employers need to ensure that all HR staff and all managers who deal with employee leave requests are well-versed in the finer details of FMLA-related leave. They should understand who is eligible for leave, how much they’re eligible for, how you track […]
The discussion at various levels of government and business today is that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) doesn’t go far enough. That’s why some jurisdictions are taking matters into their own hands, adding to the law’s basic requirements.
In a split decision, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently held that the cat’s-paw theory of liability applies to retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that an employee who claimed he was terminated for discriminatory reasons based on his disability was laid off for legitimate nondiscriminatory reasons in a reduction in force (RIF).
Navigating the leave law landscape can be tricky business for employers. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently ruled that an employer failed to prove it did not violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) when it terminated an employee after she […]
Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario—inspired by an actual court case—that’s intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In this scenario, a police officer who took FMLA leave to recover from an injury asks to be assigned to light or desk duty or […]