In essence, California companies can no longer hire independent contractors to perform work within the normal scope of their business. This is devastating to workers who love their freedom.
The upcoming SCOTUS fights over these issues is about more than just employment law and LGBT protections. The outcome of this battle will affect many Americans.
During my 17 years as a labor attorney, I have witnessed the Family and Medical Leave Act erode the rights of businesses and families. We shouldn’t expand this problem.
Employees can allege discrimination and receive money as a result, without ever having to prove that discrimination actually took place. This encourages more frivolous complaints.
It’s not nice or politically correct to say, but people do sometimes lie to get money, revenge, power, attention, or political advantage. False allegations of assault have been documented.
The decision rests on a firm and universal understanding of both ‘woman’ and ‘man,’ the kind of black and white labels the LGBT community typically avoids.
During discovery, the plaintiffs will have the ability to request every document, email, and text concerning politics involving Google’s decision-makers.
Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on whether sexual orientation discrimination is illegal under Title VII.
Weinstein Company’s board members ‘did not fire Harvey Weinstein because they found out he was a sexual predator. They fired him because we found out!’
This indicates that not just the gentler enforcement mechanisms of the current regime, but in fact the structure of the regime itself, is breaking down.
James Damore can present a prima facie case of illegal retaliation from Google: he engaged in protected activity by opposing several discriminatory practices, and was fired from his job.
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