Richard D. Tuschman

Richard D. Tuschman

Akerman LLP

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EEOC Will Now Process Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

On February 3rd, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released an internal memorandum stating that the EEOC will now process and investigate claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation, transgender status, and...more

5/19/2015 - Discrimination EEOC Enforcement Authority Gender Identity Sex Discrimination Title VII Transgender

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

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

Is Pregnancy Discrimination Legal Under Florida Law? Courts Are Divided.

The Florida Civil Rights Act, which, among other things, prohibits sex discrimination in employment, does not prohibit pregnancy discrimination, according to a recent decision by a federal judge in Florida. If that...more

3/12/2012 - Discrimination Human Rights Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination

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