Retaliation Claim Allowed in ‘Macho Culture’ Suit by Fired Dechert Associate. A former associate of New York law firm Dechert LLP maintains he was fired partly because of the firm’s macho culture. And a U.S. District Court Judge has ruled […]Read whole story
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Retaliation Claim Allowed in ‘Macho Culture’ Suit by Fired Dechert Associate
The Basics of Public Accommodations Laws in Kentucky.
The basics of public accomadations laws in Kentucky. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination against certain protected groups in businesses and places that are considered “public accommodations.” The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88-352, 78 […]Read whole story
The Basics of ADA and Reasonable Accommodation in Kentucky.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”). The Act requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue […]Read whole story
Employment Discrimination Lawsuits are Less Successful in Federal Court.
Employment Discrimination Lawsuits are Less Successful in Federal Court. With recent federal enactments minorities and members of protected classes have the ability to assert their civil rights under more legal theories than ever. Just because more workers have standing to […]Read whole story
Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for 2.3 Million.
Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for 2.3 Million. Fry’s Electronics will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit from the federal government — one of the largest of its kind — alleging that the retailer retaliated against a supervisor who reported […]Read whole story
The Basics of the Fair Pay Act in Kentucky
The Fair Pay Act. What is it? A law signed by Congress on January 29, 2009, that restored worker protections against pay discrimination. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act allows individuals who face pay discrimination to seek rectification under federal […]Read whole story
The Basics of COBRA in Kentucky
If you lost your job, continuing your group health coverage may be a challenge. Whether you were terminated, resigned or have been cut down to part-time, you should know your COBRA rights. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives […]Read whole story
The Basics of FMLA in Kentucky
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees who qualify with up to 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons. It also requires group health benefits to be maintained […]Read whole story
Employers Face New Rules on Background Checks
Know your rights when your employer tries to dig up dirt during a background check. After the first of the year, employers will need to provide job applicants and employees with the new Fair Credit Reporting Act “Summary of Rights” form before running […]Read whole story
Local Judge’s Video Admonishment of Attorney goes Viral.
A strong admonishment of an attorney by a Jefferson Circuit Court was captured on video and has gone viral. The ABA recently published the video on its website http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/jefferson_circuit_kentucky_judge_martin_mcdonald_backseat_driver_video/ The Court’s lecture appears to be the result of counsel’s attempts […]Read whole story