Richard D. Tuschman

Richard D. Tuschman

Akerman LLP

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Aery Is Scary For Florida Whistleblower Act Defendants

The Florida Whistleblower Act ("FWA") prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who object to, or refuse to participate in, the employer’s violation of a law, rule, or regulation. But most courts have held that...more

11/1/2013 - Good Faith Hiring & Firing Retaliation Whistleblowers

Yes, You Can Fire An Employee Because She Is Hot, Iowa Supreme Court Affirms

Last year we reported on the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in Nelson v. James H. Knight, DDS (Iowa, December 21, 2012), in which the court held that a dental practice did not discriminate against a female assistant by...more

7/17/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Gender Discrimination Hiring & Firing Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Title VII

Silence Is Golden For Employee Suspended Without Pay

Employers: Read and understand your employment agreements with your employees, and don't assume you have contractual rights that are not spelled out in the agreements. ...more

6/17/2013 - Breach of Contract Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Investigations Termination

Yes, Dear, I Will Fire My Employee Because She is "Hot"

Can a boss fire an employee simply because he finds her attractive? Yes, according to the Iowa Supreme Court in a recent decision, Nelson v. James H. Knight, DDS (Iowa, December 21, 2012). And, lest you conclude that the...more

1/2/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Melissa Nelson Nelson v Knight Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Termination

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