Whole Foods did not violate Title VII in discipline for “Black Lives Matter” masks
In a ruling on June 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit found that Whole Foods grocery markets did not engage in racial discrimination when it disciplined employees for wearing “Black Lives Matter” masks while at work. The court stated there was a plausible non-discriminatory reason for its actions, which was to […]
OSHA announces highly focused healthcare facility inspection plan
Excerpted from a Littler Mendelson PC Blog by Alka Ramchandani-Raj, Yvette V. Gatling and Mary Lockhart The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced in a memorandum it will proceed with a highly focused, short-term initiative directed at general medical and surgical hospitals, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, and skilled nursing and assisted living […]
New guidance provided by CDC on COVID-19 quarantine and isolation
We can never have too much information when it comes to COVID-19 safety, though we’ll be the first to admit a weariness when discussing the endless pandemic after two years. No matter, safety is paramount for our employees. On December 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided new guidance on recommended quarantine […]
Can my boss force me NOT to wear a mask at work?
Excerpted from a Wall Street Journal story by Lauren Weber As more Americans are vaccinated and state mask mandates are dropped, can my employer forbid me from wearing a mask while at work? The bottom line As long as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals wear masks and social distance at […]