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

Supreme Court Affirms Narrow Definition Of Supervisor Under Title VII

The Supreme Court has ruled in Vance v. Ball State University that the authority to take tangible employment actions is the defining characteristic of a supervisor, and that without such authority an employee is not a...more

6/25/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Harassment Negligence SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University

No, Pregnancy Discrimination Is Not Legal In Florida (Despite What You May Have Read)

I just read an article entitled "Florida lawmakers look to end discrimination against expecting mothers." Posted on the website of a Fox News affiliate, the article begins by stating...more

2/26/2013 - Discrimination FCRA Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Supremacy Clause Title VII

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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