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February 2018 Archives

2nd Appeals Court Says Title VII Bans Anti-Gay Discrimination

Thatcher logo.jpgThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has just ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. It reasoned that since Title VII prohibits discrimination based on gender, it must also ban such discrimination based on sexual orientation because sexual orientation is fundamentally a function of gender.

What Does Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act Actually Prohibit?

Thatcher logo.jpgMost employers support the idea of anti-discrimination laws and have every intention of following them. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation around. Many small business owners find it hard to tell if their employee policies comply with federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Let's take a look at compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

After FMLA Runs Out, Can You Get Additional Leave Under The ADA?

Thatcher logo.jpgThe Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to grant reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects your job if you take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for yourself, a family member, or a new baby. If you have a disability and have taken all 12 weeks of FMLA leave, can your employer fire you if you need more time -- or would the extra time be considered a reasonable accommodation?


Stewart.jpgLinda Hitt Thatcher, the founding and managing partner of Thatcher Law Firm, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Thatcher was instrumental in the creation of The March for Civil Rights exhibit located on the 4th floor of the U.S. Courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland. The exhibit consists of several museum-quality installations, each designed to engage visitors and to tell the story of an important civil rights case. Ms. Thatcher was responsible for designing an exhibit that celebrates an historic civil rights decision in Stewart v. The Sue.

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