Modern Day Discrimination

by Chandra C. Davis and Jordan Starks, Esq. In 1979, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was enacted, and established the legal standard for discrimination in the workplace. Employees who were members of a protected class (race, national origin, sex, age, or disability) were given protection against discrimination in the workplace. However, these categories […]

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 […]

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

by Jamie Thompson, Summer Associate 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Employment Law Checklist for Start-Ups & Expanding Businesses

Attorneys at The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis assist business clients with various aspects of employment law. We partner with our clients to provide results-oriented employment law services that are aligned with business fundamentals. ELS offers preventative and proactive services to clients in order to equip them with tools for almost any employment law issue. […]

Jamala McFadden’s Highlights from The National Diversity & Leadership Conference

The National Diversity Council’s conference last week in Dallas did not disappoint!  Keynote speakers President Barack Obama, General Colin Powell and America Ferrera were on point with lessons on leadership, diversity and inclusion and living a good life.  It was an absolute pleasure to be included in a speaker lineup that included such heavyweights.  I […]

Highlights from the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc. (LIWOCA) 2019 – 14th Annual Leadership Conference

ELS attorney Raquel Crump shared highlights from the LIWOCA Annual Conference held in Washington, DC March 27-29, 2019.   LIWOCA provides annual scholarships to women of color in law school. LIWOCA’s mission is to educate, mentor, inspire and network with women of color attorneys and businesswomen as well as create a forum for mentoring and networking. Raquel serves on LIWOCA’s Annual Conference Planning Committee […]