New EEOC Guidance on Retaliation Charge

Knife Behind Back

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, to replace its 1998 Compliance Manual section on retaliation. The guidance also addresses the separate "interference" provision under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits coercion, threats, or other acts that interfere with the exercise of ADA rights.  Link to guidance below. https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/retaliation-guidance.cfm   … [Read more...]

Six Years or Less Age Gap to Support Age Discrimination Claim

age-discrimination

It is a common and curious question as to what age gap is necessary to justify an age discrimination claim.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of Blizzard v. Marion Technical College (No. 3:09-cv-1643 Northern District Ohio) narrowed the age gap as to what is or is not a "significant" difference.  The Court held that the magic number of six years or less would not constitute a "significant" gap in age to make out a prima facie claim of age discrimination. This case involves a … [Read more...]

Cancer Patient Can Be Fired by Wal-Mart for Medical Marijuana Use.

download

There was dominant debate in the Tennessee legislature this year for passing a medical marijuana bill allowing patients with a prescription to benefit from its medicinal properties.  The issue that was not part of the debate was its impact on private employers and whether they must adopt a similarly progressive policy or regulate private employment in any way.  A recent case out of the Michigan district which is part of the Sixth Circuit as Tennessee is may have application to a potential … [Read more...]

- Sitemap - Privacy Policy

Disclaimer: The material included in this web site is general and not intended as legal advice. Readers should not act upon information contained in this material without professional personal legal counseling. All information on this web site is provided without any warranty, express or implied, as to their legal effect and completeness. The law office of Roland Mumford does not warrant any information provided via this web site, nor is an Attorney-Client or Attorney-Attorney relationship created in any way by providing information to you on this site. If you have a legal problem, we suggest that you consult an attorney in person as soon as possible. Call now (615)348.0070.
Law Office of Roland Mumford | 639 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 | Mumfordlaw.net
We handle personal injury, bankruptcy, divorce, immigration, workers compensation, and social security claims from all across Middle Tennessee, including Music City, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Clarksville, Columbia, Spring Hill, Manchester, McMinnville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Springfield, Dickson, Fairview, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Columbia, Shelbyville, Cookeville, Lavergne and Antioch, as well as the counties of Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Montgomery, Robertson, Maury, Wilson, Sumner, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Giles, Smith, Trousdale, and Macon.