Theresa Kelly Quoted in Law360 on EEOC v. Abercrombie Ruling
June 1, 2015
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."
Chair of Day Pitney's Employment and Labor Practice Heather Brochin and Senior Associate Jim Leva authored an article titled, "New Jersey Takes Aim at Restrictive Covenants," for the New Jersey Law Journal's Employment Law Special Section.
Day Pitney Employment and Labor Partner Rachel Gonzalez was featured in the NewJersey Law Journal’s After Hours column for being a recipient of the Executive Women of New Jersey Salute to the Policy Makers Award.
Day Pitney Employment and Labor Partner Rachel Gonzalez was featured in the Diverse Lawyers Network newsletter for being a recipient of the Executive Women of New Jersey Salute to the Policy Makers Award.
Employment and Labor attorneys Heather Weine Brochin, Michael T. Bissinger, Howard Fetner and Trisha Efiom co-authored the article, "Keeping Up With New York's New Employment Laws," published by Employment Benefit Plan Review.