Posted by Van D. Keating on 10/18/2019

Ohio’s school districts have long recognized the requirement not to discriminate against employees on the basis of certain protected classes. Discrimination related to pregnancy, childbirth or maternity/parental leave constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex. Schools have to treat a woman who is temporarily disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions the same as any other disabled employee. Any additional benefits the district offers for either parent is…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 7/5/2019

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (DOL) issued an opinion letter that addressed the Family and Medical Leave…

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Posted by Van D. Keating on 4/13/2018

Everyone is guilty of allowing body language to convey a message, whether consciously or unconsciously. However, a recent court case proves that body language also can pose a legal risk. In Cimino v. Magee-Womens Hosp. of UPMC, W.D.Pa Civil…

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