Fourth Circuit Sets Forth Standard for Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment Claims.

Title VII prohibits discrimination based on the creation of a hostile work environment – meaning that working conditions are so “permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult” that they “alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create an abusive working environment.” The law also prohibits retaliation for complaining about […]

D.C. Expands Employment Protections for Certain Groups and Lowers the Standard for Harassment.

The District of Columbia City Council has passed bills that expand protections for several categories: domestic workers, interns, independent contractors and the homeless. It also enshrines into law a definition of harassment that will result in more employees bringing and winning harassment claims before D.C. agencies and courts. The Domestic […]

December 2022 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS New Federal Law Requires Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: What Employers Need to Know “Omnibus” is defined as providing for many things at once, and the new federal omnibus funding bill is exactly that. For more, click here. New […]

November 2022 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS What Employers Need to Know About the New “Speak Out Act’s” Prohibitions on Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Provisions Congress has passed and President Biden is expected to sign the “Speak Out Act” into law, thereby prohibiting nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions […]