December 5

Proving Pretext

Proving pretext means offering evidence that the defendant’s proffered reason taking the adverse employment action is false. In other words, the employer’s proffered reason is a phony one to cover up the employer’s discriminatory intent. Unless a plaintiff has direct evidence of discrimination, the court will analyze a Title VII claim under the McDonnell Douglas.

December 4

Proving Discrimination

Proving discrimination is difficult. Courts require a plaintiff to come forward with strong evidence of discriminatory intent to even get to a jury trial. Many cases are dismissed by the court on summary judgment. The Tenth Circuit’s opinion in Conroy v. Vilsack is a good example. Laura Conroy filed a Title VII lawsuit against her.

December 3

National Guard Technicians

National Guard Technicians are covered by Title VII in their capacity as civilian employees.  National Guard technicians are “dual-status”  employees in that they are both members of the National Guard as well as civilian federal employees of the Army or Air Force. 32 U.S.C. § 709. The EEOC recognizes the unique “dual-status” of technicians in.

November 19

Pregancy Discrimination Act

Employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions is prohibited by federal law (Title VII), which applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Even if you work for a company with less than 15 employees, you might still be protected against pregnancy discrimination under Colorado’s anti-discrimination law. The Pregnancy Discrimination.

July 31


Sexual Harassment FAQ’s What laws make sexual harassment illegal? There are both state and federal laws. Title VII is the federal statute that protects against sexual harassment. In Colorado, the state law the protects against sexual harassment is called the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). In general, the remedies available under the federal law are far.

February 9

FMLA Leave for Federal Employees

In theory federal employees are entitled to leave under the FMLA.  Federal employees enjoy the same substantive rights under FMLA as non-federal employees.  However, federal workers’ cannot sue the employing agency for violating FMLA.  In effect, this means a federal employee can be terminated while on approved FMLA leave but have no legal recourse.  Federal.

July 20

Retaliation by Association is Illegal

In Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, the Supreme Court held that an employee who claims he was fired in retaliation for his fiancé’s complaint of sex harassment had an actionable retaliation claim under Title VII. According to the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision, it is an unlawful employment practice under Title VII to terminate an.

July 8


Denver Employment Lawyer The Law Office of Gregory A. Hall focuses on representing plaintiffs in any employment law matter.  Mr. Hall represents plaintiffs who have claims against their employers for discrimination, harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, overtime (FLSA), non-payment of wages, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge.

February 19


Remedies For Employment Discrimination or Hostile Work Environment Whenever a court finds that discrimination occurred or person was subjected to a hostile work environment,  the goal of the law is to make the victim whole, by placing that person in the same position (or nearly the same) that he or she would have been if.

November 4


A plaintiff establishes a prima facie case of racial discrimination based upon a hostile work environment by showing that (1) the plaintiff was a member of a protected class; (2) the plaintiff was subjected to unwelcome harassment; (3) the harassment was race-based; (4) the harassment unreasonably interfered with the plaintiff’s work performance by creating an.