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New Utah and Florida Laws Restrict Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

USA - November 19 2021 Utah and Florida recently enacted legislation that impacts employers’ ability to require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On Nov. 16, 2021…

Thomas R. Brice, John E. Thomas Jr., Meredith A. Pinson

Employer Vaccination Programs and New EEOC COVID-19 Guidance

USA - December 22 2020 On Dec. 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its COVID-19 guidance, offering additional Instruction as to whether and…

Katharine Y. Barnes, Peter N. Farley, John G. McDonald, Dana Rust

U.S. Supreme Court Broadens Ministerial Exemption to Employment Discrimination Claims

USA - July 10 2020 By a vote of 7-2, the U.S. Supreme Court held on July 8, 2020, that the “ministerial exception” under the religion clauses of the First Amendment…

David D. Leishman, R. Craig Wood

U.S. Supreme Court: Title VII Protects Gay and Transgender Employees

USA - June 16 2020 On June 15, 2020, by a vote of 6-3, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates…

Sabrina A. Beldner, Elizabeth P. Redpath, Dana Rust, Bruce M. Steen

7th Circuit: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination

USA - April 6 2017 On April 4, 2017, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to conclude that workplace discrimination based on…

Paul M. Navarro, Michael R. Phillips, Bruce M. Steen