Grandfathering Under the ADA Is Not A Thing

Grandfathering Under the ADA Is Not A Thing

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
For all of you businesses in cool brick lofts, I’ve got some bad news for you. Grandfathering under the ADA is not a thing. Everyone thinks it is, though. It’s a persistent rumor leading to poor decisions. I hear the grandfathering rumor all the time. All....
Do I Have To Accommodate An Employee Who Uses Medical Marijuana?

Do I Have To Accommodate An Employee Who Uses Medical Marijuana?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Marijuana is well on its way to being legalized in the United States. I’m going to make a prediction right now. In about a decade’s time, marijuana will be legal to use in the United States. I say that because we are nearing a tipping point in...
If My Employee Criticized My Business On Social Media, Can I Fire Her?

If My Employee Criticized My Business On Social Media, Can I Fire Her?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
It’s a common reaction. An employee bad-mouths you and your business on Facebook. So you fire her. Before the time of social media (and the internet), I was in college. I also worked a job after school where I had a boss who was a strange, quirky person. I did a...
Do Employers Have to Accommodate Employees Who Object to Serving Gay Customers Based on Religious Beliefs?

Do Employers Have to Accommodate Employees Who Object to Serving Gay Customers Based on Religious Beliefs?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
So I have a heavy topic for you today: Do employers have to accommodate employees who object to serving gay customers based on religious beliefs? Pretend that you own a bakery. You have an employee who sincerely objects against gay marriage for religious reasons. Your...
Boys and Girls Restrooms Have Nothing to Do With Sex

Boys and Girls Restrooms Have Nothing to Do With Sex

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
I remember going the the ABA’s employment law boondoggle in 2010. Occasionally, I like to get my law geek on. On the second day, I attended a panel session on emerging sex discrimination issues. One of the panel lawyers was a transgendered woman. We were...
What is the Status on Firing Employees for Medical Marijuana Use?

What is the Status on Firing Employees for Medical Marijuana Use?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
The Current State of Medical Marijuana Use As of December 2014, states where medical marijuana is legal no longer have to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Hidden within a 1000+ page spending measure, Congress essentially approved lifting the...
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