Richard D. Tuschman

Richard D. Tuschman

Akerman LLP

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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

Manager’s Opposition To Employer’s Handling Of Rape Allegations Not Protected Activity, Rules Eleventh Circuit

Title VII generally protects employees who oppose employment practices made unlawful by Title VII, such as sexual harassment. But what happens when a manager disagrees with the way in which her employer handles an internal...more

3/28/2012 - Discrimination Internal Investigations Protected Activity Retaliation Sexual Harassment Title VII

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