Update Faragher-Ellerth Policies

By Bill Wright An employer recently found itself in a Catch-22 over treatment allegedly suffered by a transgender employee.  The employee claims that she suffered harassment at the hands of her employer by being restricted in the use of restrooms, among several other claims.  As relevant here, the employer raised the Faragher-Ellerth defense that the […]

NLRB Gets New General Counsel, Employers Exhale

By Patrick Scully On November 8, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed the President’s nomination of Peter Robb as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.  GC Robb will replace Richard Griffin, whose tenure was marked by aggressive prosecution and attempts to expand the scope of the NLRB’s jurisdiction.  Notably, GC Griffin launched a […]