Representation of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in a gluten discrimination case that generated national media attention. A Norfolk federal court granted summary judgment on the grounds that CWF was not required to modify its “no outside food” policy when a patron wanted to consume his own food inside the establishment. The court found that CWF provides adequate alternatives, including gluten-free meals, for customers with special dietary needs.
Serving as co-lead national counsel to Fortune 100 financial institution for its single-plaintiff employment litigation in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Defense of a global paper and packaging company in disability retirement benefit and pension benefit claims throughout the United States, including in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and Texas.
Representation of a Fortune 100 financial institution in a financial services employment class action concerning whether background check authorization forms administered to several hundred thousand job applicants complied with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We prevailed on all claims on summary judgment.
Representation of a health system against the appeal of a long term employee to the NY State Appellate Division 3rd Department concerning the denial of unemployment benefits. Favorable settlement.
McGuireWoods Adds Partner Remy Kessler to Labor & Employment Team in California
August 28, 2019
Accomplished Employment Litigator Meghaan Madriz Joins McGuireWoods in Houston
August 9, 2018
Texas Diversity Council Honors McGuireWoods’ Melissa Hensley With Top Women Lawyers Award
August 7, 2018
Supreme Court Scratches “Triple Bank Shot” Attempt to Invalidate Class/Collective Action Waivers
May 22, 2018
7th Circuit Holds That Experience Limits May Violate ADEA
May 7, 2018
California Supreme Court Adopts “ABC Test” to Evaluate Independent Contractor Status
May 2, 2018
Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Court Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Rule
September 1, 2017