ELS Newsletter Fall 2019

The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC includes Tips for Creating an Alliance Culture for Gender Identity, Information on Gender Self-Identification, and a Discussion of Modern Day Workplace Discrimination in their latest newsletter. ELS is proud to be recognized by our client, AT&T, for our efforts to increase the pipeline of diverse individuals entering the […]

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 […]

Tips to Create an Alliance Culture for Gender Identity

Creating a positive and safe work environment is more important than ever and it benefits employers and employees. The right actions assist changing workplace culture to reflect our changing society. Gender identity may cause some employees caution when interacting with other employees, despite years of working relationships. Here are some tips to create an alliance […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Similarly Situated in All Material Respects” Standard for Comparators in Employment Discrimination Cases 

The Eleventh Circuit Just Established the “Similarly Situated in All Material Respects” Standard for Comparators in Employment Discrimination Cases  The Eleventh Circuit recently issued an en banc decision explaining who is “similarly situated” to an employment discrimination plaintiff within the meaning of the prima facie case.  The Court determined that neither the “nearly identical” nor the “same or […]

Upcoming Events: LIWOCA, National Diversity, EEOC EXCEL Conferences

Chandra Davis to present EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: How to Ascend to and Excel at Higher Heights in Your Organization at The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys at the LIWOCA Conference on March 28 – 2:15 to 3:15 pm Jamala McFadden to present Current State of Employment Discrimination at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference on April 11 – 11:30 am to […]

Raquel Crump to Present Navigating Issues of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Feb. 26

Raquel Crump will participate as a panelist in a presentation on Navigating Issues of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace at the Beginning Lawyers Program on February 26, 2019 at the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta. Raquel’s presentation is scheduled for 9:20 a.m. Details available at www.gabar.org. Link to Register

The Legal Issues Involved in the Les Moonves Saga

There’s So Much to Les: The Legal Issues Involved in the Les Moonves Saga Recently disgraced former CBS CEO Les Moonves demanded to arbitrate whether he is entitled to $120,000,000 in severance pay from CBS. The matter raises a number of employment issues that many employers grapple with, including: How to draft employment contracts, severance agreements, […]

Social Media and Workplace Investigations

You’ve seen social media sites used in criminal investigations, but can they be used in workplace investigations? In most cases, yes. Publicly-posted social media posts can assist in conducting workplace investigations, but employers should proceed with caution. Some states have enacted laws and regulations that limit an employer’s access to their workers’ social media accounts. […]