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Can an employer legally discharge an employee for displaying the Confederate battle flag?

USA - July 23 2015 A recent news story features a man allegedly discharged from his Decatur, Alabama, employer for refusing to remove a display featuring the battle...

Michael W. Rich.

Unemployment compensation law amended during last session of legislature

USA - June 24 2015 Teachers and other school employees are not allowed to collect unemployment benefits during holidays, spring break, fall break, or summer vacation...

June brings controversial Supreme Court decisionsand potential for creating a hostile work environment

USA - June 11 2015 June is upon us, and with June comes controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions. This year, that will include a decision on same-sex marriage. At...

EEOC files suit against private-sector employer for discrimination against transgender employee

USA - June 10 2015 Last month, Lanier Ford attorney Lauren Smith wrote about the EEOC's federal-sector decisions involving application of the anti-discrimination...

EEOC must try conciliation before suing employer for sex discrimination

USA - June 9 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously provided some guidance about whether conciliation efforts between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...