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Using Social Media in Background Checks

Social media permeates every aspect of today’s society. The workplace is no exception. Employers are faced with an endless minefield of how to address employee’s social media posts that can potentially impact the employer’s business...
sition. Such a scenario could give rise to a disability discrimination claim by Candidate A. As a https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/using-social-media-background-checks/

Treading Lightly Within Employment Law

A recent federal court ruling highlighted a risk for employers, particularly small employers, about which you may not be aware. If you are a small business, you may not pay close attention to employment law decisions because many employment laws require a…
as leave as a reasonable accommodation for a disability https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/treading-lightly-within-employment-law/

Notice of MA Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “PWFA”) amends current Massachusetts discrimination in employment law, effective April 1, 2018, to expressly prohibit employment discrimination based on pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, as generally descri…
or to begin disability or parental leave if another reasonable acco https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/notice-ma-pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Royal, P.C. Obtains MCAD Dismissal

Royal attorneys obtained a lack of probable cause finding resulting in the dismissal from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for a case filed against a non-profit organization. The Complainant alleged discrimination against our client…
disability https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-pc-obtains-mcad-dismissal/

First Circuit Upholds Ruling Despite Video Evidence

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an important ruling regarding disability benefits awarded to a woman with a range of possible conditions. The United States District Court ruled the Plaintiff, a former employee who had sued for coverage unde…
als has upheld an important ruling regarding disability benefits awarded to a woman with a range of …s long term disability insurance coverage.  The First Circuit uphel https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/first-circuit-upholds-ruling-despite-video-evidence/

Legitimate and Nondiscriminatory

The phrase “legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason” is a Defendant (employer)’s best friend in employment discrimination cases. In cases where there is no direct evidence of discrimination, which is virtually all discrimination cases, the Courts will analy…
disability and retaliation.  In addition to other alleg https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/legitimate-and-nondiscriminatory/

Royal, P.C. Attorneys Obtain Lack of Probable Cause Finding in Discrimination Charge

Royal attorneys successfully argued that a disability discrimination case brought against a car dealership warrants dismissal. The former employee argued that they were discriminated against on the basis of an alleged disability. Royal attorneys argued …
Royal attorneys successfully argued that a disability discrimination case brought against a car de…riminated against on the basis of an alleged disability.  Royal attorneys argued that the client had https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-pc-attorneys-obtain-lack-probable-cause-finding-discrimination-charge/

Requirement or Suggestion? EEOC Rulings Suggest that Preferential Reassignment is a Requirement

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who would otherwise be able to perform the essential job functions. However, if the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the emplo…
tment recently informed Human Resources of a disability and requires an accommodation. If they are a https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/requirement-or-suggestion-eeoc-rulings-suggests-preferential-reassignment-requirement/

Who Employs Who? Personal Care Attendants in Massachusetts

Human service agencies commonly use personal care attendants (“PCA”) as part of their operations. Those organizations should be aware of a recent case decided by the Massachusetts Court of Appeals regarding the identity of the employer of the PCA.
because of a chronic or permanent disability.   MassHealth provides funds to hire  PCA. https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/who-employs-who-personal-care-assistants-massachusetts/

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

es will be treated in a fashion more akin to disability discrimination.  Employers are now required https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Governor Baker signs "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

If you’ve been following our blog posts over the past few months, you know that we have been tracking the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” since the bill was introduced in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on May 8, 2017. Since then, the bill has …
related disability.  Now…es will be treated in a fashion more akin to disability discrimination.  Employers are now required https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/governor-baker-signs-pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Royal Successfully Obtains Lack of Probable Cause Finding

Royal attorneys successfully argued that a disability discrimination case brought against a regional non-profit organization warrants dismissal when the ex-employee was granted short-term disability leave and accommodations, but failed to return or provid…
Royal attorneys successfully argued that a disability discrimination case brought against a region…term disability leave and accommodations https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-successfully-obtains-lack-probable-cause-finding/

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules that Former Employee Can Proceed with Medicinal Marijuana Discrimination Lawsuit

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled that an employee can proceed with her disability discrimination lawsuit against her former employer where the employee was terminated based upon her use of medicinal marijuana. The former …
ruled that an employee can proceed with her disability discrimination lawsuit against her former em…ntiff to continue with her suit based upon a disability discrimination theory.  The case will now pr https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/massachusetts-supreme-judicial-court-rules-former-employee-can-proceed-medicinal-marijuana-discrimination-lawsuit1/

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules that Former Employee Can Proceed with Medicinal Marijuana Discrimination Lawsuit

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled that an employee can proceed with her disability discrimination lawsuit against her former employer where the employee was terminated based upon her use of medicinal marijuana. The former …
ruled that an employee can proceed with her disability discrimination lawsuit against her former em…ntiff to continue with her suit based upon a disability discrimination theory. The case will now pro https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/massachusetts-supreme-judicial-court-rules-former-employee-can-proceed-medicinal-marijuana-discrimination-lawsuit/

Royal Attorneys Obtain Lack of Probable Cause in Disability Case

Royal obtained a Lack of Probable Cause finding at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on behalf of a regional not-for-profit organization in a public accommodation discrimination and retaliation case. In dismissing the case, the MCAD agr…
d and otherwise did not rise to the level of disability discrimination or retaliation of an unlawful https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-attorneys-obtain-lack-probable-cause-disability-case/

Royal acquires MCAD case Dismissal for Lack of Probable Cause

Royal attorneys obtained a Lack of Probable Cause finding at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on behalf of a regional non-profit human services agency in a disability discrimination and retaliation case. In dismissing the case against o…
profit human services agency in a disability discrimination and retaliation case. In dism https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-acquires-mcad-case-dismissal-lack-probable-cause/

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Massachusetts House of Representatives may have unwittingly opened a Pandora’s Box with the May 10, 2017, passage of H.3680. The bill, referred to as the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” amends M.G.L. c. 151B, § 4 to require employers provide reasonab…
be treated in a manner more akin to disability discrimination. Under the bill https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Royal Attorneys Achieve Summary Judgment

Royal attorneys achieved summary judgment on behalf of a regional not-for-profit organization in federal court. The court dismissed both the Americans with Disabilities Act claim and its state counterpart finding that Defendant had no knowledge a disabil…
rt finding that Defendant had no knowledge a disability even existed.  While Defendant knew Plaintif…t the same as knowing someone suffers from a disability.  On this ground alone https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-attorneys-achieve-summary-judgment/

Royal Successfully Obtains Summary Judgment

Royal attorneys successfully obtained summary judgment for a Fortune 500 Company in a federal disability discrimination lawsuit. The court adopted our position that Plaintiff’s unsupported assertions were not enough to defeat summary judgment on a failur…
gment for a Fortune 500 Company in a federal disability discrimination lawsuit.  The court adopted o https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-successfully-obtained-summary-judgment/

Daniel C. Carr

and laws related to disability and other leave.  Daniel counsels companies https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/about-us/our-team/daniel-c-carr/

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