Employment and Labor Law Seminar 2019

Employment and Labor Law Seminar 2019

You are invited to the Employment and Labor Law Seminar on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI. Cocktail Reception to follow.

Employer Liability: Timing Is Everything: Gender Bias Claims Iced By Employer’s Records

Employer Liability: Timing Is Everything: Gender Bias Claims Iced By Employer’s Records

In Bonilla-Ramirez v. MVM, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit recently ruled that an employer didn’t discriminate against an employee based on gender or illegally retaliate against her when it terminated her for violating its standards of conduct. The 1st Circuit focused on whether the employer had a legitimate reason for terminating the employee and on the timing of the employee’s complaints.

Litigation: Differing decisions illustrate disability discrimination pleading requirements

In June 2018, Chief Judge William E. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island dismissed an employee’s disability discrimination complaint for failing to adequately allege that she had a disability. Less than two months later, Judge John J. McConnell (of the same court) denied an employer’s motion to dismiss that made the same argument.

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