Last week, the US Supreme Court, handed down a ruling on what is known as the “ministerial exception”. What’s that? The ministerial exception basically says that the government cannot interfere with how religious organizations (which include churches, synagogues, mosques among other organizations under religious auspices) lead worship or teach religion. It also means that such […]
Age bias claims are hard to prove, right? I mean an employee has to show that age was pretty much the only reason s/he suffered discrimination or s/he loses, right? Well, guess what? While that is often true under federal law, that’s not always true. I regularly tell clients and prospective clients to consult with […]
Individual managers, officers, HR pros and the like can be held personally liable for certain employment law violations. How can that be? The company is the employer, not the manager. Don’t most of the relevant laws say so? Some of them do.
Can you be liable for employment discrimination against someone who’s not your employee? Sometimes. Title VII and the other aforementioned laws prohibit employers from discriminating. These laws loosely define employers as entities with a minimum number of employees, usually 15 or more (20 or more under the ADEA). If you meet that threshold, you are […]
I’m back–in case you noticed an absence in the last 3 weeks. I was firmly ensconced in “Wedding Land” tying up loose ends and then celebrating as I married off my only daughter about a week ago. (Holy cow, I’m now a mother-in-law! I know I digress, but I just couldn’t resist.) I won’t keep […]