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April 21st, 2017

Written Job Description is only One Factor of Determining Essential Job Functions in Cases Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In Bush v. Compass Group USA, Inc., the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee) recently affirmed summary judgment dismissing an employee’s disability discrimination claim. Donald Bush worked for the Compass Group as a chef manager for approximately two years. He supervised a staff of six cooks and provided food preparation

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April 7th, 2017

College Athletes May Have Federal Employment Rights

Professional athletes are among the highest paid employees in any occupation and enjoy substantial benefits and union protection under the terms of their employment contracts.  In contrast, college athletes are, as a rule, unpaid (though many receive scholarships to pay the costs of their education) and do not enjoy some of the basic protections provided

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February 24th, 2017

Court of Appeals Upholds Termination of At-Will Employee and Denies Existence of Alleged Verbal Contract

In the case of Nichol v. Am. Health Network, 2016-Ohio-8346, the Tenth District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the trial court’s dismissal on summary judgment of a former employee’s claims of breach of contract and tortious interference. Allen Nichol, a pharmacist, joined American Health Network (“AHN”) in 2013, bringing some of his previous patients with

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February 3rd, 2017

Facebook Sued for Alleged Race Discrimination

On November 22, 2016, a federal lawsuit was filed against Facebook alleging race discrimination. In Robert Baron Duffy, et al. v. Facebook, Inc., et al., 5:16-cv-6764 (N.D. Cal.), Robert Baron Duffy , a former African-American employee, and Robert Louis Gary, a current African-American employee of Facebook , allege that the social media giant failed to

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