Stephen Langsdorf

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Supreme Court Will Hear Three Employment Discrimination Cases

The United States Supreme Court held its traditional first of October meeting to determine which cases it will hear during the 2014-15 term. The Court has accepted three employment discrimination cases....more

10/10/2014 - Abercrombie & Fitch Conciliation Discrimination EEOC Mach Mining Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Religious Clothing Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

Human Rights Commission Looking for Early Information From Claimants

Representing defendants in claims before the Maine Human Rights Commission can be frustrating because the allegedly detailed statement of charge is often not very detailed. It can be difficult to respond to a claim when the...more

7/30/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Harassment Human Rights Internal Investigations Sexual Harassment

Avoiding a Severance Agreement Trap

This is a true and cautionary tale and one that can be readily avoided. You have finally completed negotiations with a problem employee you have wanted to get rid of and a severance agreement has been signed. The terms are...more

5/22/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Severance Agreements Severance Pay

Maine Human Rights Commission Changes Process to Weed Out Weak Cases

In response to significant concerns about the timeliness of handling claims and the often unnecessary drain of going through the full process of responding to meritless Human Rights Commission claims, the Commission has...more

2/21/2014 - Human Rights

Maine Legislature to Consider Employer Drug Policies

Over the next few months, the Maine Legislature will be considering substance abuse policy regulation. Senator Andre Cushing has introduced a bill, LD 1669, An Act To Standardize and Simplify the Process for Employers To...more

1/27/2014 - DOL Drug Testing Employee Assistance Programs Employment Policies Human Resources Professionals Probable Cause Substance Abuse

Changes at the Maine Human Rights Commission

The new counsel to the Maine Human Rights Commission, Barbara Archer Hirsch, spoke to the Employment Section of the Maine Bar Association yesterday. She announced one significant change in how the Commission would be...more

12/13/2013 - Commission on Human Rights Human Rights

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