Jonathon Watson

Jonathon Watson

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

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New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

On July 14, the EEOC issued “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues” along with a Q&A document about its Guidance, and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses. ...more

7/16/2014 - ADA Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

The Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down NLRB Recess Appointments

The Supreme Court yesterday issued the long-anticipated decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning, unanimously affirming the D.C. Court of Appeals’ decision declaring President Obama’s recess appointment of NLRB Members Griffin,...more

6/27/2014 - Canning v NLRB NLRA NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

How to Count HWEs

Former employees raise long lists of bad acts, going back years, to support claims for hostile work environment (“HWE”). How far back may an employee go for stories to support a HWE claim? All the way back. But only if the...more

6/11/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Hostile Environment

Cussing Out The Boss May Be Protected

During a meeting about commissions and minimum wage and about his own and other sales peoples’ breaks, an employee lost his temper. In a raised voice he called his supervisors names, including “f***ing mother f***ing,”...more

6/2/2014 - First Amendment Free Speech Obscenity

Telecommuting Accommodation? It Depends!

In EEOC v. Ford Motor, Co., No. 12-2484 (6th Cir. April 22, 2014), the employee worked as a resale steel buyer — an intermediary between steel suppliers and companies that produce steel parts. She suffered from irritable...more

4/28/2014 - EEOC Ford Motor Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

Don’t Forget Your Employees On Leave

Do you have an employee on long-term leave with a right to reinstatement? Is your business being acquired or bought out? Make sure you keep the employee in mind!...more

3/7/2014 - Paid Leave Reinstatement Unpaid Leave USERRA

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