Appellate court upholds removal of supervisors for sexually harassing their subordinates

Nov 2, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

Two recent unreported Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decisions illustrate the challenges of combating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Gender-specific bathroom ban for transgender police officer lands school employer in hot water

Nov 1, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

Employers face increasing challenges in navigating the legal landscape to avoid claims of sex discrimination as it relates to bathroom access for their transgender employees.

USPS must revisit possible harassing nature of postal worker’s cap bearing Gadsden Flag

Oct 10, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

USPS must revisit possible harassing nature of postal worker’s cap bearing Gadsden Flag.

Does free speech mean freedom from consequences?

Sep 7, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

As one former hospital employee recently learned, Facebook posts can not only result suspension or termination, but can be used to impeach your credibility on claims of racial discrimination or a hostile work environment.

‘Mark of the Beast’ hand scanner concerns worth $0, but failure to accommodate? $600,000

Mar 11, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

The failure of employers to accommodate employee religious concerns had costly consequences in the federal district court decision in EEOC v. Consol Energy Inc.

Reinstatement of a discharged employee: When does it violate public policy?

Feb 24, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

In a scene that is all too familiar, a police officer has an encounter with a suspect and uses deadly force to

Stand your ground or retreat: When self-defense meets at-will employment

Nov 23, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

The notion of “stand your ground” in the workplace adds a new twist to the on-going debate as it relates to workplace violence.

3rd Circuit: Disruptive nature of teacher’s blog entries rendered her speech unprotected

Nov 17, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

A discharged Pennsylvania high school teacher took a second bite at the legal apple, in hopes of reviving her First Amendment retaliation claims against the Central Bucks County School District.

How much background information must existing employees provide?

Oct 7, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

Background, credit and reference checks are a routine part of the pre-employment process for a majority of employees before they report for

Dropping the ‘F-Bomb’ on your manager via social media: No problem?

Jun 4, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

Although there is no clear agreement on whether and what types of obscenities cross the invisible line of acceptable workplace speech, there

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