EEOC Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case with Montgomery, Alabama Apartment Complex

The EEOC recently settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit it filed on behalf of a female employee against an apartment complex located in Montgomery, Alabama.  The settlement required the management company to pay $42,500.00 and comply with other training obligations by mandated by the EEOC. In January 2018, Multi-South Management took over a large apartment complex in… Read More

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Greater Protection for LGBTQi+ Employees

“An employer who fires an employee merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” – Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch The Supreme Court kicked off Pride Month 2020 in a meaningful way.  On June 15, 2020, the Court issued the landmark holding of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia.  The Court ruled that Title VII of… Read More

Should I report harassment or discrimination to my employer?

After an employee has suffered from discrimination, sexual harassment, or unlawful retaliation in the workplace, one of the immediate key issues is whether they should report the issue to their employer. This is a critical issue and one that must be handled properly to ensure a positive outcome for the employee. While each employer is… Read More

FMLA Interference and Retaliation

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of job protected unpaid leave a year.  To be eligible for FMLA leave, an employee must have worked for their employer for 12 months and 1,250 hours within the last 12 months. An… Read More

EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Case against Alabama Company

On September 26, 2018, the Birmingham, Alabama EEOC office filed a lawsuit against Sys-Con, LLC (“Sys-Con”) based on allegations of sexual harassment that took place at the Montgomery, Alabama Hyundai plant. The complaint alleged that two female employees were sexually harassed by their male supervisor. The female employees claim that a Sys-Con supervisor repeatedly pressured… Read More