The Atlantic Michael Harper The Department of Justice has issued a new memo on transgender workplace rights, arguing that a major civil-rights law does not cover discrimination on the basis of gender identity…. Expert quote: “This is all going to the Supreme Court.” View full article
National Law Journal quoting Michael Harper, School of Law “As the business community awaits a federal appellate court decision on the National Labor Relations Board’s definition of “joint employer,” another key labor case—one that also looks at the relationships between companies—is moving forward in the U.S. Supreme Court…” View full article.
Forbes quoting Michael Harper, School of Law “Age discrimination is widespread, well documented and, sadly, deeply entrenched in the American workplace…” Expert quote: “You have to amend the statutes and that’s not likely in the current political climate.” View full article.
The Daily Caller quoting Michael Harper, School of Law “Congress is examining an Obama-era labor policy that Republicans say is a big threat to small businesses and entrepreneurs…” Expert quote: “Those words have not been interpreted and what they mean will not be clear.” View full article.
Yahoo News Michael Harper, School of Law A New Jersey woman is suing her former employer after she says they fired her a day after she revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer… Expert quote: This is clearly illegal.” View full article
The Boston Globe Michael Harper, School of Law Uber Inc. is helping its drivers in Boston obtain discounted individual retirement accounts, part of an expanding system of perks for the contract labor force at the heart of the ride-hailing company’s business… Expert quote: “We can expect further litigation on the issue, and they’re certainly far […]
The Atlantic Michael Harper, School of Law It is perfectly legal for a conservative Christian business owner to fire a transgender employee simply because the person wants to “dress as a woman”… Expert quote: This is a new kind of ruling, according to Michael Harper, a professor at Boston University, and one that could have […]
The Atlantic Michael Harper, School of Law Some United States judges would like to protect transgender kids from discrimination at school… Expert quote: “You’re treating them differently because of their sexual activity, or the sexual activity in which they want to engage—that’s closer to activities or desires, rather than sexual status.” View full article
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New York Times (subscription required) Michael Harper, School of Law The Labor Department on Wednesday waded deeper into the contentious issue of joint employment, seeking to clarify who is accountable for violations of employment laws when two different entities, like a manufacturer and a staffing agency, both have ties to the same worker… Expert quote: […]