The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the leading regional federal court covering Maryland, held that the witness litigation privilege protects an expert as well as any witness who testifies in a legal proceeding - even if that expert gave purposefully biased and/or false testimony. See Day v. John Hopkins Health System Corp., 907 F.3d 766 (4th Cir. 2018).
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released results for fiscal 2018 and reports that in addition to accepting 70,000+ new “Charges,” the EEOC helped settle and resolve 90,558. That is an accomplishment.
When separating from your partner, the intensity of emotions can often cloud your judgment and influence major decision making. However, if they are decisions concerning the upbringing of your children, you need to work together with your spouse to reach an agreement if possible that works. To relieve some of the stress involved, we have put together a list of five tips to help parents manage a separation.
Under the FMLA, Employer Cannot Deny Leave to Care for One's Sick Mom, Because One Did Not Follow Special 'Request Rules', Says Court
This summer, a U.S. Federal Court held a Burger King franchise liable and accountable for interfering with an employee’s FMLA request to go care for his sick mother, when after making several requests to his onsite managers, but not to HR as required in the employment handbook. See Moore v. GPS Hospitality Partners IV, LLC, el al., Civ. No. 7-CV-0500 WSN, Slip Op. at 1, 31, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92830, (D. Ala., June 3, 2019).
It is one thing to experience a retaliatory termination under The 1964 Civil Rights Act, and quite another to prove it. The recent decision of Mohammed v. Cent. Driving Mini Storage, Inc., 128 F. Supp. 932 (D. Va. 2015) provides some good pointers.
A legal consultation is the initial meeting you have with your lawyer before you and the attorney decide to proceed with your case together. During your consultation, the legal expert will evaluate your situation and determine whether he or she can take up your case.
In a recent Fourth Circuit decision of David v. Winchester Medical Center, No. 18-1141 (Jan. 11, 2019), the appellate court held that when during severance negotiations, a former employee raises the issue of discrimination afoot and then rejects the employer’s separation proposal, the employer has no legal obligation to continue talking or negotiating.
In EEOC v. McLeod, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal below and held that a 28-year veteran employee with long-term medical concerns stated a claim of disability discrimination ripe for trial when she fell at work and suddenly was subject to medical-testing. She had been performing her job with the same condition for decades. By way of testing, she was declared unfit and fired. No. 17-2335 (4th Cir. Jan. 31, 2019).
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