Federal Law Update

Miss EEOC Deadlines, Lose Your Claims

The deadline for filing charges for discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) are strict and the failure to comply with the deadline may result in forfeiture of all claims. For charges arising out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...

Yes, You Can Be Fired For Saying “F*ck (Race) People”

Ashley Bush served as the head coach for the girls’ basketball team at Frederick High School. On February 5, 2020, several members of the varsity team decided to leave the team, alleging that Bush had been treating them abusively. Despite an investigation by the...

Employer’s Lies Are Called Pretext

What does pretext mean? In the context of wrongful termination or employment discrimination, pretext refers to a situation where an employer provides a false or misleading reason for terminating an employee. This reason is presented as the official justification for...

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