Dispute Between EEOC and DOJ: LGBTQ Protections Under Title VII

In 2017, the Trump administration, through the Department of Justice (DOJ), reversed the Obama-era policy which used Title VII to protect transgender employees from discrimination. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to U.S. Attorneys, stating, “Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on […]

Gender Self-Identification

Gender binary is the classification of gender into two distinct, opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine, whether by social or cultural belief. Gender binary is also known as gender binarism, binarism, or genderism. The number of people identifying as “gender-nonbinary”—meaning, as neither male nor female—is on the rise. According to Gender Wiki, people […]

Chandra Davis to Present at Management Information Exchange (MIE) Conference in Atlanta, September 10

Management Information Exchange (MIE) Conference for Legal Services Executive Directors, Managers and Supervisors in Atlanta, September 9 and 10. Chandra Davis to lead discussion of employment law rules and regulations on September 10. Chandra will update and review the most pressing employment law and compliance issues–FLSA, FMLA, ACA, ADA and reasonable accommodations, harassment in the […]

Webinar with Chandra C. Davis – HR Regulations: Disabled Employees, Discrimination and Equal Pay – Wed., Aug. 15, 2 pm

Please join Chandra Davis and Sanquinetta Maria Dover for an informative presentation on August 15 at 2 p.m. HR Regulations: Disabled Employees, Workplace Discrimination, Equal Pay Register at http://bit.ly/DiscussionswithDoverEpisode1. Discussion Duration:  40 minutes with 15 minutes Q & A.  Join us as we discuss hot topics affecting business owners and HR. Learn about best practices, employees’ well-being […]

Chandra Davis and Nzinga Shaw Present Taking Diversity and Inclusion to the Next Level!

Chandra Davis and Nzinga Shaw will present Taking Diversity and Inclusion to the Next Level on August 1 from 1:30 to 3 pm at the EEOC’s EXCEL Training Conference in Atlanta. Attend this session for an interactive panel presentation and discussion on developing a diverse and inclusive culture, along with meaningful metrics you can use […]

Halima White to Present ADR Options for the Early Resolution of EEO Claims with Lee Parks, Jr. and Justin Evans

On Aug 1 from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm at EEOC EXCEL Conference in Atlanta, Lee Parks, Jr., Halima Horton White, and Justin Evans will present an interactive workshop. Complainant’s counsel, defense counsel and an administrative judge will focus on how early mediation of harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation claims can benefit public and […]

Halima White and Chandra Davis to Present at EEOC’s EXCEL Conference in Atlanta

Halima Horton White will present ADR Options for the Early Resolution of EEO Claims on August 1 from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm and Chandra Davis will present Taking Diversity and Inclusion to the Next Level on August 1 from 1:30 to 3 pm at the EEOC’s 2019 EXCEL Conference in Atlanta. More info at:https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-30-19c.cfm. […]

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS: GA Labor Law Poster Change and EEOC Releases Sample Forms to Help Employers with EEO-1 Survey

Georgia recently released an update for labor law posters to include the Workers’ Compensation Bill of Rights new benefit dollar amounts and a new revision date. Additionally, employers were informed that the EEOC now requires a second component of the EEO-1 Survey for employers with over 100 employees. Component 2 asks for employees’ hours worked […]

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 […]