On March 3, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed HB 1514 into law, which amends the Virginia Human Rights Act. The Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination “on the basis of race.” HB 1514 adds to that and explains that “on the basis of race” includes “on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including
In a recent case, the Court found there wasn’t sufficient evidence of employment discrimination or hostile work environment, where the employee’s claims were based on a single incident of conduct by a co-worker and the employer took swift corrective action. The Court also offered additional guidance on when a voluntary resignation may be considered
In a recent case, Haynes v. Waste Connections Inc., the Fourth Circuit affirmed denial of summary judgment against employer on claims of race discrimination and retaliation. While this case was decided on a particular set of facts, the ruling may offer guidance for other employers and employees. The Facts James Fountain, a white man, hired
The outline below was presented to Washington Executives Association on May 1, 2019. We thought it might be useful for employers, owners and managers to know what is involved in responding to workplace harassment or discrimination claims. If you need more guidance or information, Contact the employment law experts at General Counsel Law, PC.