Category Archives: Employment & Labor

Transgender Discrimination Claims

Transgender discrimination has increasingly become a topic of concern for employers and insurance professionals who handle these claims.1 At the state level, some legislative bodies have even further confounded the issues surrounding equal protection for the transgender population by enacting anti-transgender laws. One recent example occurred in North Carolina when its state legislature enacted the Read More…

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Protecting Organizations from Allegations of Employee Sexual Misconduct

It seems as if every time we turn on the news there is a new allegation of sexual abuse and assaults committed in the context of an employment relationship: teachers, day care workers, Boy Scout leaders, college football coaches, and even police officers.  In other cases, the alleged victim is merely a woman who purchased Read More…

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Florida Legislature Restores Caps On Attorney’s Fees In Workers’ Compensation Cases (October Litigation Quarterly 2009)

  On May 29, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed into law House Bill 930.  The law was in direct response to the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling in Murray v. Mariner Health, 994 So. 2d 1051 (2008), which held that attorneys were entitled to a “reasonable” attorney’s fee in workers’ compensation cases.1 In Murray, the Read More…

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The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act And Its Impact On Employer Liability (June Litigation Quarterly 2009)

In January, 2009 President Obama signed into law the “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.”  The Act, in effect, overturns the widely publicized Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. In that case, Ledbetter worked for Goodyear for the approximately 19 years, but in 1988, as she was close to Read More…

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