Joan S. Farrell, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Farrell has over 10 years’ combined experience in employment law and human resources management. She worked as in-house counsel for an employer that had subsidiaries in several states. Her experience includes representing management in administrative matters and discrimination claims, and providing counseling on employment practices. Ms. Farrell received her law degree from Pace University School of Law.
Interview: See Joan’s interview with the Illinois State Register-Journal on social media and sexual harassment.
Video: Watch Joan's recent video on the ADA and employee discipline.
The EEOC recently released new pregnancy discrimination guidance that provides employers with a clear indication of how the agency views an employer’s obligation to accommodate pregnancy-related limitations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court's ruling that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
The Utah case in which a federal district court found unconstitutional the state’s same-sex marriage ban is on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal district court in Kentucky has struck down as unconstitutional the state’s ban on same-sex marriage (Love v. Beshear, No 3:13-CV-750-H (W.D. Ky. 7/1/14)). The ruling is the latest in a series of decisions by federal district courts following the U.S Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor v. United States last June.
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!