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Perhaps I should not have been surprised that my clients who have mandated COVID-19 vaccines have seen far more objections to their mandates based on religious grounds than on medical conditions or disabilities.

September 16, 2021
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September 1st is coming. And with it a change to Texas’ employment discrimination law arguably making supervisors or managers liable for sexual harassment. Now is a great time to dust off that sexual harassment training.

August 27, 2021
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Employers who have been nervous about implementing or enforcing new vaccination policies should be relieved to see the updated technical guidance issued on May 28, 2021, by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).

June 4, 2021
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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.

June 16, 2020
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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.

October 15, 2019
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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…

June 27, 2019
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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…

June 11, 2019
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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…

April 23, 2019
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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…

May 29, 2018
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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…

May 3, 2018
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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.

April 27, 2018
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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…

April 19, 2018