Category: Law

Heather M. Collins Civil Rights Attorney Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The new legislation offers a much-needed update to the TN Human Rights Act and will protect working women in our state from being fired or demoted simply because they are pregnant. While it won’t protect all pregnant workers, it’s a start!

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Facemasks in the Workplace

A recent news story has reported on employers who are requiring their employees to wear facemasks at work. This post discusses whether or not this is legal, and what employees’ rights are in this situation.

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Terminating Pregnant Employee

Caitlin Fisher, a pregnant employee of Ramsey Solutions, was fired after she refused their discriminatory policy of only hiring married couples who want children. Learn more about her case here.

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Heather M. Collins Civil Rights Attorney SCOTUS opinion for LGBTQ Employees

SCOTUS opinion for LGBTQ Employees

The Supreme Court issued a landmark opinion today in favor of LGBTQ employees, ruling that workplace discrimination because of sex includes discrimination against employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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A Rarity or Not?

Was the Sixth Circuit’s decision to reverse a trial judge’s dismissal of an ADA case a rarity, or is this something they do regularly – even when it comes to smoking gun evidence that the district court ignored? Find out here!

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Resign or Termination?

If you have been told that your employment is ending and you need to decide whether to resign, there are a few things you should consider. Read more here.

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