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Religious dress and grooming practices became news late last year when popular clothing store Hollister (an Abercrombie & Fitch brand) fired a Muslim employee for wearing a hijab, an Islamic religious headscarf.  Initially, the employee was asked to wear headscarves in Hollister colors which she did.  After several months, a district manager was in the […]

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The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) continues to strike down broad workplace policies – this time taking aim at a “No Gossip” policy they claimed violated employees’ rights to engage in protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”). In a case before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), Laurus Tech. Inst., 2013 NLRB LEXIS […]

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Published in Employment Law Strategist Volume 21, Number 8 – December 2013 Despite nationwide political debates surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”), ACA is still the law of the land.  As an employer, you need to understand your rights and obligations.  This article analyzes some of the biggest issues large […]

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The Connecticut Law Tribune September 26, 2013 This Connecticut Supreme Court term was again relatively quiet in the area of labor and employment, with only a few decisions that impact employers, and therefore should impact the advice attorneys give their clients. Discharging Sexual Harasser In State of Connecticut v. AFSCME, Council 4, Local 391, the employee, […]

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Is Homelessness the Next Protected Class?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on August 21, 2013

Employment Law Strategist August 2013 Would you hire a homeless person? It may surprise you to learn that discrimination against the homeless may be unlawful — regardless of whether your state or the federal government has expressly prohibited this practice. If this is the case, could common practices, such as requesting a job applicant’s home […]

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