In the Media
Daily Labor Report (August 2021) – Greg Fidlon discusses whether employees who are fired for refusing to comply with their employer's COVID-19 vaccine mandate would be eligible for unemployment benefits.
FOX 5 Atlanta (August 2021) – Greg Fidlon discusses the legality of employers mandating that their employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination before returning to the workplace, in response to the recent announcement that Fulton County employees will face termination if they refuse to get vaccinated.
Mic.com (April 2020) Reopening States Early Will Force Workers to Choose Between a Paycheck and Their Health - Greg Fidlon discusses whether employees furloughed due to COVID-19 are eligible to continue receiving unemployment benefits if, after their employer reopens for business, they choose not to return to work due to concerns about health risks.
11Alive’s Late Feed (March 2018) – Greg Fidlon discusses whether schools should have the right to learn about teachers’ mental health status, in the aftermath of a shooting incident in Dalton, Georgia and President Trump’s call for teachers to be armed.
Lawyers.com (August 2013) Settlement Approved in Paula Deen Harassment Lawsuit – Greg Fidlon analyzes the race discrimination and harassment lawsuit brought against celebrity chef Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers by a former white manager, based on their alleged treatment of her African-American co-workers.
Law 360 (August 2013) AllianceBernstein Reaches $3M Deal in OT Class Action – Reporting on the $2.98 million settlement of a four-year-old class action brought by the Firm along with co-counsel Outten & Golden LLP in New York City on behalf of a class of individuals who worked as associate portfolio managers or similar positions and claimed they were misclassified as exempt from the overtime pay requirements under federal and state law.
Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law (Fall 2010) Evading Promises: The Promise of Equality Under U.S. Disability Law and an Analysis of How the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Can Help Close the Gap – Rachel Smith discusses shortcomings in U.S. disability law and argues that the U.S. should adopt the human rights approach advanced by the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Forsyth County News (July 2010) Fire Investigator Appeals March Demotion – Covering the Firm’s representation of a former Forsyth County Fire Marshall in connection with his civil service board appeal of the County’s decision to demote him based on alleged sexual harassment and other policy violations.
Avvo.com (April 2010) Employment Law 101: What is a ‘Wrongful Termination?’ – Greg Fidlon explains the common misconceptions about so-called “wrongful termination” claims, including how to determine if you have a case and when you should contact an attorney.
Employment Law Strategist (August 2009) 2009 FMLA Regulations – Greg Fidlon summarizes the U.S. Department of Labor’s first major overhaul of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and gives practice tips for employers to comply with the new regulations.
Employment Law Strategist (January 2009) ‘Protected Activity’ Under Title VII – Greg Fidlon analyzes Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, a U.S. Supreme Court case addressing whether an employee who cooperates in an employer’s internal investigation of sexual harassment is protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).
Employment Law Strategist (April 2008) The Duty to Accommodate Employees ‘Regarded As’ Being Disabled, When Perception Becomes Reality – Greg Fidlon examines whether employers have a duty to accommodate the impairments of employees who are “regarded as,” but not “actually,” disabled—a question that created a split in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Employment Law Strategist (May 2007) Retaliation After Burlington Northern, Have Employers’ Worst Fears Come True? – Greg Fidlon analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White, which resolved a split in the Circuits and held that a so-called ultimate employment decision is not necessary to establish a retaliation claim.
N.Y. Employment Law & Practice (August 2002) U.S. Supreme Court Limits Application of the ‘Continuing Violation’ Theory – Greg Fidlon and co-author Jay Waks analyze the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in National Railroad Passenger Corp. v. Morgan, which refined the parameters of the “continuing violation” exception to the statute of limitations in cases brought under Title VII.
N.Y. Employment Law & Practice (December 2001) Recent Federal and State Decisions Reject ‘Continuing Violation’ Theory – Greg Fidlon and co-author Jay Waks examine three decisions in which New York courts resisted plaintiffs’ attempts to extend the applicable statutes of limitations on their discrimination claims under the so-called “continuing violation” theory.
National Law Journal (April 2001) Employment Law: Use and Misuse of Statistics – Greg Fidlon and co-author Jay Waks examine the often-misunderstood use of statistical evidence in employment discrimination litigation.
National Law Journal (August 2000) The ADA and Health Insurance – Greg Fidlon and co-author Jay Waks analyze whether health and long-term disability insurance policies that provide different levels of benefits for different disabilities violate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
N.Y. Employment Law & Practice (March 2000) Federal Judges Recognize Growing Trend of Dubious Workplace Discrimination Cases – As the number of complaints alleging job bias has skyrocketed, Greg Fidlon and co-author Jay Waks review decisions in which federal judges have recognized a “disturbing trend” of dubious workplace discrimination claims.