Bill Wright

Bill Wright

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

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Transgender Claim Meets Dress Code

The worlds of transgender versus religious rights collided hard recently when an EEOC action on behalf of a discharged transgender worker ran full force into a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) defense, and the EEOC...more

8/23/2016 - EEOC Free Exercise Gender Discrimination Gender Identity Hiring & Firing LGBT RFRA Sexual Orientation Discrimination Termination Title VII Transgender

NLRB to Re-Hear Labor Arbs

Another NLRB bombshell. The NLRB used to “defer” statutory issues to arbitration. For example, if an employer and union arbitrated the issue of an employee’s discharge for good cause, the NLRB would not then prosecute an...more

12/18/2014 - Arbitration Arbitrators NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Termination Unfair Labor Practices Unions

Forced Leave – No Violation

An employer thought one particular employee was obviously unwell. The employer placed her on FMLA leave and required her to get certification of fitness to return to work. The first doctor released her to work. A second...more

9/18/2013 - FMLA Retaliation Sick Leave Termination Unpaid Leave

Firing a Supervisor for Her Workplace Threat Was Not Retaliatory

These days, everyone has good reason to be leery of threats in the workplace, and the courts are generally supportive of employers who take those threats seriously. A recent Tenth Circuit decision is a good example. ...more

1/7/2013 - Harassment Hiring & Firing Retaliation Supervisors Termination

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