Employment Discrimination

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...

Am I Stuck With An Arbitration Agreement?

Many employees don’t even realize they signed an arbitration agreement at the beginning of their employment and are surprised when the employer attempts to use it to block a lawsuit from moving forward. Our employment discrimination lawyers recently blogged about why...

Arbitration Agreements Are Bad For Employees

Let’s start off with the undisputed truth: Arbitration is bad for employees. In March 2022, in a bipartisan effort, Congress enacted, and President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law that precludes employers...

Was I Constructively Discharged?

How do you prove wrongful termination? To establish a claim for wrongful termination, four elements are necessary when direct evidence is lacking: (1) the employee belonged to a protected class, (2) the employee was qualified for the job, (3) the employee was fired,...

EEOC Releases Revised Anti-Harassment Guidelines for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Will the EEOC’s update to its enforcement guidance help employers address issues related to the LGBTQ+ community? Probably not, but it is a great start. Across the United States, sexual orientation and gender identity remain subjects of extensive debate and political...

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