Brown Bag Lunch Program
D.C. Circuit Hears Arguments on Eleventh Amendment Immunity for Metro
MWELA Representatives Meet with D.C Office of Human Rights Director
MWELA Members Discuss Complaint Process with Acting Director of EEOC’s Washington Field Office
Ethics Alert
D.C. Bar Solicits Volunteer Employment Attorneys
Conferences and Seminars: D.C. Bar Employment Programs; Alternative Dispute Resolution in Federal Court; Judge Compares Employment Litigation in State and Federal Courts; GULC Offers Annual Employment Litigation Course; Upcoming NELA CLE Programs
Case Summaries: Local Human Rights Law Withstands Constitutional Scrutiny; Client Must Provide Actual Authority to Her Attorney for Settlement in her Absence; Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is Not an Alternative Remedy for Federal Employees; Punitive Damages Award Vacated as Constitutionally Excessive; Despite EEOC finding of Liability, Court Trial is De Novo as to Both Liability and Damages; Kessler Grants New Trial where Flood of “Missing” Documents are Produced During Trial; Religious School’s Principal ’ s Discrimination Claims are Barred; Contract Claims May Proceed; OSHA Citations are Sustained; RIF Procedures Based on Skills Assessment in Compliance with ADEA; Attorney-Plaintiff Fails to Rebut Agency’s Reasons for his Non-Selection; “Letter of Censure” is Not Actionable Under Civil Service Reform Act; Case Remanded for Determination on Whether Plaintiff May Amend Complaint; Employment Cases Scheduled for Oral Argument before the Supreme Court ; Reverse Age Discrimination is Not Prohibited under the ADEA
ADA Summaries: Request for Short Term Disability Constitutes Request for Accommodation; Denial of Leave Request May be Deemed Retaliatory; Plaintiff Has Burden to Identify Alternative Positions as Reasonable Accommodation; Disability Claim is Dismissed; Retaliation Claim is Remanded; Employer Establishes that Working at Home is Not a Reasonable Accommodation; Government Erred in Failing to Defend itself against Rehabilitation Act Claim; 1991 Civil Rights Act Does Not Authorize Compensatory and Punitive Damages for ADA Plaintiffs; Factual Disputes, including Whether Asthma Sufferer was “Substantially Limited”, Precludes Summary Judgment
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