Theresa Kelly was quoted in the article, "Attorneys React To High Court's EEOC v. Abercrombie Ruling," in Law360. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. that to prevail on a religious discrimination claim, a job applicant need only show that her need for a religious accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer's decision not to hire her, not that the employer had direct knowledge of the need. Kelly states the Court's distinction between knowledge and motive may in the real world, "present some proof problems. Other religious accommodation cases that do not involve dress or other practices that may be apparent at an interview or during the hiring process may present facts where there is no possible way to prove motive without knowledge. In this case, however, the interviewer articulated her suspicion that the plaintiff wore the headscarf because of her faith, bringing it within the purview of Title VII."
On November 18, Daniel Schwartz will be a guest speaker on the Tooher-Ferraris Lunch and Learn webinar, "Know the Risks of Hiring Independent Contractors."
Francine Esposito, Rachel Gonzalez and Laura Schuman co-authored the article, "Negotiating a Successor Collective Bargaining Agreement During a Pandemic," for the New Jersey Law Journal.
Michael K. Furey authored article, "Is It Worth the Risk to Represent a Client Who Has Fired a Previous Attorney?," for the New Jersey Law Journal.
On February 26, Heather Weine Brochin will be speaking at "Weathering NJ's New Employment and Contracting Laws," a seminar presented by the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and held in Robbinsville, NJ.
On January 7, Francine Esposito presented a live webinar, "FMLA Leave Is Exhausted: How to Address Transfer and ADA Accommodation Requests, Fitness-for-Duty Exams, and More," sponsored by BLR.
The Connecticut Law Tribune interviewed top attorneys, including Day Pitney Partner and Executive Board Member Glenn Dowd, about Big Law continuing to come up with new safety protocols and procedures in how to safely deal with opening its offices.
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Day Pitney Managing Partner Thomas Goldberg was quoted in Hartford Business Journal article, "Hartford law firms see spike in COVID-19-related business."
Daniel Schwartz was quoted in Hunt Scanlon Media article, "Defending Against the Cancel Culture from the Inside Out."
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