Archives for October 2016

Transgender Rights and their Future

After Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 4250 (June 26, 2015), a landmark United States Supreme Court case which legalized gay marriage, many voices were raised concerning gender identity. In these debates, a question arose, “Can people utilize public bathrooms based on their gender identity?” Many advocates for the protection of transgender rights […]

Obsesity under the ADA

On October 3, 2016, the United States Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) denied the petition for a writ of certiorari from Petitioner Morriss.[1] Mr. Morriss appealed the to the Supreme Court after the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals found that obesity is not a disability defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The facts of the […]

ELS Partner Chandra Davis Attends NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC CLE at Walmart

NAMWOLF’s Labor & Employment PAC CLE was held at Walmart’s Home Office in Betonville, AR. The CLE topics covered included Social Media 2.0: New Developments and Persisting Risks to Employers and Social Media Takes Workplace Harassment to a Whole New Level & Managing Employee Lifestyles and Appearance in the Workplace in 2017.

ELS Partner Jamala McFadden Wins ABL’s Success Against the Odds Award!

    The Atlanta Business League’s Success Against the Odds Award recognizes a female who has successfully built a business through difficult times, and in the face of severe obstacles. Women who have overcome dire circumstances and continue to operate at a profit. Congratulations Jamala! #ABLSuperTues2016

Recent EEOC News

On August 11, 2016, the Georgia Council for the Hearing-Impaired, Inc. (GACHI) finalized a $10,000 settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Mr. Stephen Patterson concerning the EEOC’s retaliation discrimination lawsuit against GACHI.[1] A former training specialist to GACHI, Mr. Patterson filed an EEOC charge against GACHI on October 2012. Under the EEOC’s […]