Supreme Court Provides Little Guidance to Employers Traversing the Juncture of Civil Rights and Freedom of Expression

At a time when there is little settled law on the issue of LGBTQ protections under federal or state laws, many were anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil...

Seventh Circuit Case Is Excellent Reminder of FMLA Best Practices

As an employer, how do you know when an employee’s illness or medical condition could give rise to a claim for mandatory medical leave, disability protections, or discrimination?  The answer, of course, is that you...

Are Government Entities Required To Provide Public Accommodations Under The Missouri Human Rights Act?

On April 25, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs R-IV School District that could have far-reaching implications for the civil rights protections granted to the state’s transgender community. ...

Court Finds Triable Issues in ADA Failure to Accommodate Case

When we conduct training for employers on the topic of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, they are often surprised to hear that hiring an interpreter or driver to enable a disabled employee...