Week Ahead in Employment: June 14, 2021
Here are some upcoming events of interest to the employment law community. Unless otherwise noted, all times are local, and court appearances are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1:30 p.m. - Lawyers for a former middle school teacher in Ohio will ask a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to revive her lawsuit claiming she was unlawfully fired after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The diagnosis came after Melanie Lockhart told coworkers that she had a religious experience and that God was speaking through her. She says Marietta City Schools was required to accommodate her condition, even though she never explicitly asked for an accommodation.
The case is Lockhart v. Marietta City Schools, 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 20-4308. For Lockhart: Fred Bean of Spitz Law Firm. For the school district: Craig Pelini of Pelini, Campbell & Williams
10:15 a.m. - The U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on employment opportunities for people convicted of crimes. The hearing will focus on reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of …
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