Labor & Employment Law

Craig Robert Senn, Knowing and Voluntary Waivers of Federal Employment Claims: Replacing the Totality of Circumstances Test with a "Waiver Certainty" Test

58 Fla. L. Rev. 305 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Suppose you own a company and you decide to terminate an employee. Other employees have unsuccessfully sued your company for federal employment discrimination, and you want to avoid another discrimination lawsuit and its legal costs. So you offer a generous severance package to […]

Linda Kelly Hill, The Feminist Misspeak of Sexual Harassment

57 Fla. L. Rev. 133 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Feminism is out of control. I recently attended an academic conference on domestic violence where, as usual, the speakers and the audience were virtually all women. As is to be expected, one woman or another lamented the lack of male interest in matters […]

Kelly Cahill Timmons, Accommodating Misconduct under the Americans with Disabilities Act

57 Fla. L. Rev. 187 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: An employer discharges an anesthesiologist with sleep apnea for falling asleep during surgical procedures. Another employer discharges a manager with post-traumatic stress disorder for an angry confrontation with a female co-worker during which he slapped her hand. A third employer discharges a grocery […]

Baher Azmy, Squaring the Predatory Lending Circle: A Case for States as Laboratories of Experimentation

57 Fla. L. Rev. 295 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Like obscenity, “predatory lending” in the home-mortgage market eludes a precise or uniform definition; the phenomenon instead frequently evokes an “I know it when I see it” understanding among consumer advocates, responsible lenders, and concerned regulators. As a result, accelerating debates about predatory […]

Kelly M. Moore, Pretext Instructions in Employment Discrimination Cases: Inferring a New Disadvantage for Plaintiffs: Conroy v. Abraham Chevrolet-Tampa, Inc., 375 F.3d 1228 (11th Cir. 2004)

57 Fla. L. Rev. 411 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: Petitioner was fired from his position as the commercial fleet sales manager for Respondent’s car dealership in January of 2001. Respondent told Petitioner that he was being fired because although “he was doing a ‘good job’ . . . the company was going […]

Edward C. Lyons, In Incognito -The Principle of Double Effect in American Constitutional Law

57 Fla. L. Rev. 469 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Relying explicitly on the “principle of double effect” for the first time in American law, the Supreme Court in Vacco v. Quill -a decision noteworthy if for no other reason than for that very reliance-rejected an equal protection claim asserting a right to […]