Rigid Leave Policies Can Get You Into Trouble

Recently, United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) agreed to pay $2 million to end a nationwide disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOC had charged UPS with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by maintaining an inflexible leave policy, whereby the company fired disabled employees automatically after 12 […]

DiMuroGinsberg Partner Named to Law 360 Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce that DiMuroGinsberg partner, Jonathan R. Mook, has been named to the Editorial Advisory Board of Employment Law 360 – an online newsletter that provides daily legal news and analysis on labor and employment law developments. Law 360 subscribers include each of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., corporate […]

New developments affecting Grimm transgender lawsuit

Issues involving the rights of transgender individuals continue to be in flux. President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military has been stymied by the courts, and several states have enacted legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination. Here in Virginia, the efforts of Gavin Grimm […]

Employer to Pay Double Damages in FMLA Suit

When an employee takes leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the employee is expected to specify a return-to-work date. If the employee fails to come back to work following the leave, as a general matter, the employer may terminate the wayward employee. However, employers must be careful about acting too swiftly. The […]

Avoiding ADA Accommodation Mistakes

There continues to be an increase in workplace accommodation requests by individuals with disabilities. Where a disabled individual requests a workplace accommodation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to respond to the request and attempt to accommodate an individual’s disability. Recently, DiMuroGinsberg partner, Jonathan R. Mook, was quoted in an article in the […]

DiMuroGinsberg awarded 12 “Best Law Firms” rankings

We are pleased to announce that DiMuroGinsberg has received 12 practice area rankings on the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. National Awards: Tier 3 Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Metropolitan Washington DC Awards Tier 1 Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility […]

The Impact of the Charlottesville Protests on Virginia Employers

By: Stacey Rose Harris and Noor Chughtai Since 1924, a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee riding his horse Traveller has stood in what is now known as Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. Until last year, most people paid little heed to the statue. But that changed dramatically when the city voted to remove the […]

Is It OK To Fire An Employee For A False Harassment Report?

Federal anti-discrimination law generally protects an employee who reports discriminatory conduct, including sexual harassment at work. However, do the legal protections apply when an employee knowingly makes a false report of being harassed? Recently, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Virginia employers) answered this question with a definitive “no.” An […]

Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs (or Pigs)?

We all are familiar with individuals who have sight impairments and use a service dog to navigate public spaces or assist an employee in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) contains specific provisions entitling an individual with a disability to bring a service animal into businesses open to the public in most situations. […]

Best Practices for Addressing Workplace Crime

How should an employer react when an employee is accused of committing a crime? How can an employer protect its rights while shielding the business from legal scrutiny? Should you talk to the accused employee about the accusations? Answers to these and other questions are the subject of an article by DiMuroGinsberg partner, Andrea Moseley. […]