Are You Prepared To Handle The #MeToo Movement In Your Workplace?

Months into the #MeToo movement, daily reports of high-profile sexual harassment complaints have led to a new question - are employers prepared to handle a harassment complaint?  Recent spotlights on failed investigations, inadequate employer responses,...

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. ...