Our first of what is presumably many update episodes!
The Supreme Court denied certiorari in Consol Energy v. EEOC, a case we discussed in Episode 1. This is the case where a coal miner employee was fired after objecting to using a hand ID scanner because it would be marking him with the biblical sign of the beast. The Fourth Circuit said that Consul violated the law by failing to accommodate the employee’s religious belief, when it would not have been significantly burdensome to do so.
And now Google has a new lawsuit on its hands. We’ve talked before (Episode 10) about Damore v. Google, in which James Damore claims that Google fired him for his conservative political views. Now…we have Mr. Chevalier, who is suing for the opposite. He claims that Google fired him because of his liberal views.
Our friend Dan Grinfas, guru of Oregon employment law, opines on the Fem-La vs. FMLA debate.
And our listener story: Boobs. Parties. Alcohol. What could go wrong???