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Philip Shecter focuses his practice on employment law. He represents employers in state and federal litigation, including wage and hour class actions and single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, wrongful termination and contract breach claims. He counsels employers on labor and employment issues, including EEOC and DFEH compliance, wage and hour requirements, accommodation, recruiting and hiring, employee discipline and termination. He handles unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Read Philip Shecter's full bio.

Dress Code Policies Reconsidered in the Pandemic


By on Nov 12, 2020
Posted In Employment, Labor

Employers are contending with how to respond to telecommuters dressing down during the pandemic. Companies also are considering how to ensure dress codes don’t unlawfully discriminate or violate National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) rights. In a recent article by the Society of Human Resource Management, McDermott Employment associate Philip Shecter advises employers to be mindful...

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Use a Checklist to Avoid LGBTQ Discrimination in Your Benefits Programs


By , , and on Jul 21, 2020
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

The US Supreme Court ruled June 15 in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. that the prohibition against sex discrimination in the workplace under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including part-time and temporary workers. Following the decision, benefits experts...

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LGBTQ Title VII Ruling May Impact Your Employee Benefit Plan


By , , and on Jun 23, 2020
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the US Supreme Court held in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects transgender, gay and lesbian employees (and prospective employees) from workplace discrimination based on sex. This means that the protective authority of Title VII for LGBTQ individuals generally extends to employer-sponsored healthcare...

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