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Nurse’s communication critical of hospital was protected by NLRA

Monday, 12 October 2015 14:07


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A nurse wrote an e-mail concerning a hospital’s nursing fellow program. The program director became enraged, suspended the nurse and then later discharged her. The hospital argued that the nurse had no NLRA protection for a communication that criticized the quality of a program that was not her responsibility.

   

When do employers need to be on-guard for age discrimination claims?

Thursday, 03 September 2015 09:19


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Across the majority of the country, federal courts view an age difference of less than ten years as insufficient to establish the basis for an age discrimination claim. For example, if a 65-year-old individual is selected for a job over a 67-year-old individual, courts will typically view that difference in ages as insubstantial. Employers should be especially aware of age discrimination law when making hiring, promotion or other employment decisions involving individuals that vary in age by ten or more years. As this case demonstrates, however, even if the difference is less than ten years, the potential for liability still exists.

   

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Supreme Court did not alter burden shifting pretext framework for retaliation claims

Friday, 07 August 2015 07:24


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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has determined the United States Supreme Court’s decision in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar does not affect the analysis of a Title VII retaliation claim under the burden shifting pretext framework of assessing such a claim.

   

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