ELS Summer Employment Law Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available on our LinkedIn page. Articles include: Supreme Court To Decide LGBTQ Workers’ Rights Raise Your Defenses and Raise Them Early: A Good Reminder from the Supreme Court for Employment Counsel Defending Title VII Workplace Bullying: States are Taking Action Other informative topics: Employment Law Checklist, Risk Management, and Internships. #ELSFirm […]

Raise Your Defenses and Raise Them Early: A Good Reminder from the Supreme Court for Employment Counsel Defending Title VII Claims

On June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States released its opinion in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis leading to a very valuable lesson for employers – raise your defenses and raise them early. The employee in this case filed an EEOC charge against her employer for sexual harassment and retaliation for […]

Workplace Bullying: States are Taking Action

Employers should be aware that bullying may give rise to actionable harassment claims when the bullying is connected to a protected category. Bullying is often thought of as a problem that was outgrown and left behind from days in grade school and on the playground. However, bullying has crossed over into workplaces of all types, […]

GABWA Event is Highlight of Summer Associate’s First Week

Jamie Thompson noted the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) Lunch and Learn was the highlight of his first week as summer associate. Here’s why: The highlight of my first week as an ELS Summer Associate was attending a lunch and learn with Founding Partner of ELS, Jamala McFadden. The lunch and learn was […]

Jamie Thompson Joins ELS as Summer Associate

Jamie Thompson has joined the ELS Team as the 2019 Summer Associate. Jamie is a rising 2L at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Jamie serves his law school in several capacities which include: the American Bar Association Representative, a Staff Editor for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and as the Historian […]

Supreme Court To Decide LGBTQ Workers’ Rights

It may come as news to many that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that federal law does not protect employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation.  The Supreme Court will review whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits discrimination against employees because […]

“How I Came to ELS to Work as a Summer Associate” by Jamie Thompson

As a law student member of the Gate City Bar, I took advantage of the opportunity to apply for the Gate City Foundation, Inc. Summer Associate Program. I saw it as an invaluable opportunity to continue my commitment to diversity within the legal profession, while gaining substantive legal experience. I was excited to hear that […]

Chandra C. Davis and Jamala S. McFadden Provide Tips on NextGenLeadership

“Getting key assignments is often based on informal relationships and lawyers of color are often left out of that process. But it’s critical to ensure attorneys of color are getting good quality work that grows their practice.” READ MORE HERE #LEIdiversity #TipsforNextGenLeadership #ChandraDavis #JamalaMcFadden #ELSFirm

Attorney Tennille Hoover Returns to ELS

Tennille Hoover is an attorney with ELS. Using her former experience as an HR director for an employer with over 6000 employees, Tennille provides strategic employment law representation and counseling to complement organizational management and minimize legal liability. Tennille is highly skilled in managing, analyzing, and problem-solving a wide array of HR matters, including employee […]

ELS Celebrated the University of Michigan Law School Alumni & Friends Service Day at Atlanta Community Food Bank

ELS celebrated University of Michigan Law School Alumni & Friends Service Day on May 4 at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Product Rescue Center was an ideal place to volunteer. Our team sorted, organized and packed recently donated food and personal care products for distribution to over 600 local partner agencies. The music was […]