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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Nearly five years ago, I was driving south on Highway 59 to visit a client’s facility. At 9 a.m., I pulled over on the shoulder near Edna, Texas, got out my phone and went to https://www.scotusblog.com/ to check if the Supreme Court had issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 16, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the first LGBTQ rights cases to be heard by the Court since the 2015 gay marriage case.

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 15, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Tomorrow, June 28, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riot where gay men and lesbians fought back during a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Because this…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 27, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

On June 3, 2019, in Fort Bend County v. Davis , the Supreme Court held that federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, even if the worker alleging…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 11, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As a gay man and an employment law specialist, I have long been interested in the issue of whether Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination also protects employees from discrimination based…

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 23, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Continuing our discussion of #MeToo, Grace Ho, Counsel in our Employment, Labor & OSHA practice, addresses some key points companies should consider when there are allegations of harassment involving…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 29, 2018
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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The #MeToo movement presents unique challenges not only for human resources managers and general counsel, but also for boards that are increasingly recognizing the reputational damage that can be…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 3, 2018
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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Yesterday, Chris Bacon and Grace Ho made a presentation in Vinson & Elkins’ Energy Series on the specific challenges that the #MeToo movement presents to the energy industry.

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 27, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Several circuit courts — including, most recently, the Second Circuit in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. — have decided whether sexual orientation and transgender status are protected characteristics…

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 19, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A client recently asked me whether I thought that the EEOC’s new online public portal would lead to an avalanche of new charges. Having visited the portal, I think those fears are unfounded.

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 12, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

We have become well-conditioned to respond to the sound of a fire drill or a tornado warning. But to rumors of sexual harassment? Not so much.

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 24, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Earlier this month I moderated a panel discussion on employment law and the LGBTQ community at the LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law Conference. Much has changed since my first Lavender Law…

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 24, 2017