Employment & civil rights lawyer & attorney Ellen Simon uses the Employee Rights Post to provide information about employee rights, civil rights, equal rights and more. With more than $50 million in verdicts and settlements and over 25 years of experience, Ellen has been listed in the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s leading litigators, and though new, her blog is already making waves in the blogosphere.
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We have all heard about employees getting into hot water because of their blogs and online activities: the Delta flight attendant fired because she posted a provocative photograph of herself in uniform without a visible name or logo the Google employee who speculated online about...
Retaliation Because of Fight for Abortion Training Gets Doc Million Dollar Lawsuit Settlement A $1.4 million dollar settlement was reached last week in this important case about a doctor's advocacy for reproductive...
Supreme Court's Ricci Decision Is Bad For Business and Everyone Else It took me almost a whole day to read and digest the 89 page Ricci v. DeStefano decision. I have spent most of a whole second day reading the commentary and analysis. Here's where I'm at regarding...
Federal Employee Wins Appeal On Sex And Age Discrimination Claim Lawyers representing employees in discrimination cases are forever frustrated by federal district court judges whom routinely grant summary judgment to employers instead of allowing cases to proceed to trial for a jury...
Employee Rights Short Takes: Race Discrimination, 5.8 Milllion Dollar Verdict, Breach of Contract Damages And More
Here are a few short takes about some employment cases worth noting this month: EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Kaplan Higher Education Corp. Claiming Race Discrimination The EEOC announced last week that it filed a class action race discrimination case against Kaplan Higher Education Corp. The suit...
Employers Should Give Employee References I have a pet peeve and it has to do with employee references. My pet peeve was triggered last week when I read an article in the National Law Journal about the subject. “Don’t say anything good about an employee on Linked In” –...
For all employees who are subjected to a sexually hostile work environment, the recent case of Gallagher v.. C.H. Robinson from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is fantastic news -- and that's an understatement. There are so many women who are faced with a regular onslaught of ...
Gender Stereotyping Constitutes Sex Discrimination Every once in a while, everything goes right for the employee in a fight to get employment claims heard by a jury. The case of Nancy Falco Chedid, M.D. vs. Children’s Hospital & others is one such example. Here’s what happened...
Cancer Victim Fired For Disclosing Brain Tumor Has Claim For Disability Discrimination A U.S. District Court in Texas ruled that a Houston P.F.Chang’s restaurant may have violated the Americans with Disability Act when it fired one of it’s restaurant managers three days after he...
Here are a few employee rights Short Takes worth noting: Will Record Of Discrimination Block Bid For Baseball Team ? The New York Times ran an interesting story about Jim Crane, and a potential wrinkle in his efforts to buy the Houston Astros. Crane, a former college pitcher, runs a...