Maryland Enacts Law Requiring Disclosures about Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Maryland Enacts Law Requiring Disclosures about Sexual Harassment in the Workplace             On May 15, 2018, Maryland’s Governor approved legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly that requires employers with 50 or more employees to report certain information to the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”) regarding incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace.  Specifically, […]

Telecommuting Found to be a Reasonable Accommodation

Telecommuting Found to be a Reasonable Accommodation             In Mosby-Meachem v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, 883 F.3d 595 (6th Cir. 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit revisited an issue that is likely to continue to appear in cases for years to come – whether working from home constitutes […]

When Does Failure to Accommodate Sabbath Observance Amount to Religious Discrimination?

When Does Failure to Accommodate Sabbath Observance Amount to Religious Discrimination? In Tabura v. Kellogg USA, 880 F.3d 544 (10th Cir. 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversed a federal district court’s decision to grant summary judgment to an employer, finding instead that the employer’s failure to accommodate its employees’ […]

When Does Failure to Accommodate Sabbath Observance Amount to Religious Discrimination?

Court Rules Facebook Photos on a Deactivated Account are Subject to Discovery             With more and more people and businesses posting information on social media, courts continue to grapple with where social media posts are relevant or not relevant to a particular case.  In Forman v. Henkin, 30 N.Y.3d 656 (2018), the Court of Appeals […]

Supreme Court Rules Show Owner May Refuse to Sell Wedding Cake to Same-Sex Couple

Supreme Court Rules Shop Owner May Refuse to Sell Wedding Cake to Same-Sex Couple             In Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. ___, 138 S. Ct. 1719 (2018), the United States Supreme Court held that a shop owner could not be compelled to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple […]

Supreme Court Rules Individual Arbitration Agreements Can Require Collective Actions

Supreme Court Rules Individual Arbitration Agreements Can Require Collective Actions   The breadth and enforceability of arbitration agreements continues to play out in judicial proceedings.  In Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, 584 U.S. __, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018), three consolidated cases were presented to the United States Supreme Court, and the Court held that […]