Robin E. Shea

Robin E. Shea

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

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Can You Terminate An Employee For Acting In Self-Defense? Maybe Not.

The case, Ray v. Wal-Mart Stores, involved two incidents at two different Utah Wal-Mart stores and five former employees. Under Wal-Mart policy, employees are required to “disengage” from an individual with a weapon or who...more

9/28/2015 - No-Confrontation Policies Self-Defense Theft Wal-Mart Wrongful Termination

Is Protected Activity Part Of Your Job? You May Still Be Protected.

If you try to prevent or end workplace discrimination as part of your job, is it legal for your employer retaliate against you? Inquiring HR professionals, in-house lawyers, and counselors want to know!...more

8/14/2015 - EEOC Employment Discrimination Failure To State A Claim Manager Rule Managers Protected Activity Retaliation Reversal Sexual Harassment Title VII Wrongful Termination

5 Ways Employers Can Spend A Lot Less Time In Court

“An apple a day keeps the doctor lawyer away.” Here are five easy and inexpensive things that employers can do to minimize their risk of being sued and maximize their chances of victory if they do get sued. None of these...more

8/8/2015 - Complaint Procedures Corporate Counsel Disclosure Employer Liability Issues Employment Discrimination Exempt-Employees FLSA Information Sharing Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees Wrongful Termination

How Much, Er, Discovery Is Allowed In A Transgender Lawsuit?

Well, this should be interesting. As I’ve reported before, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a funeral home chain in the Detroit area for terminating Aimee Stephens, a transgendered woman, because she...more

7/31/2015 - Discovery Discrimination EEOC Gender Discrimination Gender Identity Transgender Wrongful Termination

Employment Law Autopsy: “Old Fart” Gets Fired

Here’s a lesson: Don’t call your employee an “old fart,” especially if you think you may need to fire him someday. And don’t call his co-workers “old farts” right before you fire the co-workers. ...more

7/24/2015 - Age Discrimination Corporate Counsel Hiring & Firing Wrongful Termination

Year-End Employment Law Roundup — Happy 2015!

Happy New Year, everyone! While I’ve been out for the holidays, the courts and government agencies have stayed busy with employment law matters. Here are the developments that I thought were especially noteworthy...more

1/2/2015 - Attorney's Fees EEOC Employer Group Health Plans FMLA Minimum Wage Religious Discrimination Wage and Hour Wrongful Termination Young Lawyers

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