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Eric A. Welter is an employment lawyer and litigator with the Welter Law Firm, P.C. in Herndon, Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Texas and California.
The Welter Law Firm represents and advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship and represents businesses in commercial and franchise litigation. The firm’s offices are located in Northern Virginia; Los Angeles, California; and Austin, Texas.
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Tag Archives: Discrimination
In March 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s decision and re-instated a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought against United Parcel Service (UPS). The case concerned a UPS employee who, upon becoming pregnant, was advised by her physician to … Continue reading
According to a press release issued December 19, 2014, the EEOC resolved a disability discrimination suit involving a temporary employee working for Bank of America in Chicago. The EEOC alleged that the bank failed to accommodate the temporary employee’s visual impairment … Continue reading
In Thibodeaux-Woody v. Houston Cmty. Coll., the Fifth Circuit denied a motion for summary judgment for an employer who had allegedly treated male and female candidates for a position differently during wage negotiations. The Court found that there was a … Continue reading
On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a press release stating that officials from the U.S. Labor Department and the Florida Department of Revenue inked a memorandum of understanding intended to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent … Continue reading
On December 2, 2014, in Curley v. City of North Las Vegas (9th Cir. 2014), 2014 WL 6765744, —-F.3d—-, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a doctor’s finding that an employee did not pose a safety threat did … Continue reading
The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has evolved its stance on transgender employment discrimination claims just in time for the holidays. In a Memo composed by Attorney General Eric Holder and released this past Thursday, the DOJ clarified the bounds of … Continue reading
Our summary of recent jury verdicts and settlements for November 2014.
Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for November 2014.
According to a press release in August 2014, the EEOC filed suit in the Southern District of Florida against Doherty Enterprises, Inc., a regional owner of more than 140 franchise restaurants, including Applebees and Panera Bread restaurants, alleging that requiring prospective … Continue reading
The Southern District of Texas certified a recent decision in a class action and pattern or practice case between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC (known as “Bass Pro Shops”) for interlocutory appeal. After denying … Continue reading
On September 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1443, which amended the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to extend its anti-discrimination and harassment protections to unpaid interns and volunteers.
The Sixth Circuit recently narrowed the circumstances under which an employer can make use of an “honest mistaken belief” as a defense to FMLA claims. In Yontz v. Dole Fresh Vegetables, the Sixth Circuit held that an employer “may not use an … Continue reading
Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for October 2014.
Maryland’s newest anti-discrimination law goes into effect October 1, 2014. The Fairness For All Marylanders Act outlaws discrimination against transgender individuals within the state of Maryland. The law prohibits discrimination against those individuals in employment and housing situations, as well … Continue reading
A summary of recent jury verdicts and settlements.