Aaron Nicodermus quoted Philip Gordon in an article in Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg) about the use of lie detector tests (also known as a polygraph test) in employment. Let us know if you would like a copy of the article. And, of course, if you are asked to take ...
October 31, 2017Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon was quoted in the Washington Post on the employment issues facing Weinstein & Co. View Article
October 20, 2017Philip Gordon
No surprise. Corporate sexual harassment trainings simply don’t work. A study form the University of Oregon found that, “Without a morally compelling legal core to animate the purpose of the training and provide coherence to the rules, harassment training becomes a hollow exercise in corporate compliance. The ...
October 18, 2017Philip Gordon
The City of Brockton is facing a $45.6M potential punitive damage award as a result of post-trial motions brought by Gordon Law Group, LLP in connection with 38 minority applicants who suffered similar discrimination at the hands of the City. Now, Jimmy Pereira, a candidate running against the City's ...
October 3, 2017Philip Gordon
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that may fundamentally shift the workplace, by ruling whether or not employees wronged by their employer can band together and sue on a class action basis. There is a deep divide among courts over mandatory arbitration clauses, especially in the ...
October 2, 2017Philip Gordon
Eight individuals, including two current professors, have filed complaints against Dr. Florian Jaeger, who is now taking the semester off. Senior Lindsay Wrobel is among those who have complained about Dr. Florian, and she intends to continue on a hunger strike until the university removes Florian. “My individual ...
September 18, 2017Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon was quoted in Bloomberg Law today concerning Dell EMC's $110,000 settlement of discrimination claims brought by a transgender intern who said she was subject to a hostile work environment, denied advancement and retaliated against. Call if you're having trouble retrieving the article, and we can get you a copy. ...
September 1, 2017Philip Gordon
After a long battle, pregnant worker protection finally passes. Discrimination law has always protected pregnant workers, but that duty to accommodate pregnancy was narrow, leaving workers without ability to get breaks, to temporarily avoid hazardous positions or to get help with manual labor. Employers may still deny accommodations ...
August 5, 2017Philip Gordon
Across the country, employers are requiring employees to sign agreements waiving any right to be part of a class action. These class action waivers have been the subject of substantial litigation as the stakes are high on all sides, and Courts across the country have given varied opinions. ...
July 24, 2017Philip Gordon
Medical marijuana has been legal for use by “qualified patients” in Massachusetts since 2012, and has been equivalent to using any other prescription medication since. For the first time, the Massachusetts courts have ruled that “qualified patients” under the Medical Marijuana Act (which does not provide specific disability discrimination ...
July 17, 2017Philip Gordon
A Federal Court in North Carolina has conditionally certified a nationwide class action lawsuit under the Fair labor Standards Act for the 18,000 drivers who opted out of Uber’s arbitration clause. The case challenges Uber’s classification of its drivers as independent contractors. If you’re working in a job where you’re ...
July 12, 2017Philip Gordon
Dodd-Frank protects individuals who provide “information relation to violation of the securities laws to the [SEC].” The SECC rules issued in 2011 interpret those protections to cover individuals who make disclosures internally, as well as directly to the SEC. The Second and Ninth Circuits agree with the SEC, ...
July 7, 2017Philip Gordon
We are proud to announce that the Superior Court rejected the City of Brockton plea to reduce the jury's $4M verdict in its battle against our client, Russell Lopes. (View Article)
June 26, 2017Philip Gordon
The Department of Justice just switched sides, and now supports class action waivers. For the past few years, the DOJ has defended the national Labor Relations Board’s position that class action waivers violated the NLRA and were unenforceable. No more. In a brief filed with the Supreme ...
June 19, 2017Philip Gordon
This morning, the Department of Labor withdrew its guidance on independent contractors and joint employment, a move business groups expect will result in fewer individuals covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The guidance was issued under the Obama administration and set forth an economic realities test intended to resolve significant ...
June 7, 2017Philip Gordon
The Massachusetts House passed a bill today intended to protect pregnant workers. Now, we wait for the Senate. Pregnant workers face daunting challenges from their employers. Today, the Massachusetts House to a strong step to protect those individuals from discrimination and other problems. (View Article) If you're pregnant or planning a ...
May 10, 2017Philip Gordon
Something to consider as we gear up for college sports. (View Article)
May 2, 2017Philip Gordon
"Fox News may force arbitration for anchor in discrimination suit" View Article
April 29, 2017Philip Gordon