In the News
March 15, 2021
We have all heard the old adage: steer clear of talking about religion and politics. While these topics fuel passionate debates, such discussion is not always worthy of termination. Jesse Kelly was able to secure a $22,500 settlement on behalf of a client that was felt discriminated based by his employer based on political comments.
February 8, 2021
On December 2, 2020, Mr. Kelly was introduced to a client facing a proposed removal from federal service. Fearful of the prospect of being unemployed, this client entrusted Mr. Kelly to advocate on her behalf. On February 8, 2021, that proposed removal had been rescinded.
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Settlement in Reasonable Accommodation Case.
February 3, 2021
Wednesday Mr. Kelly secured a $55,000 settlement on behalf of a widower for his late wife. For five years, a client fought unsuccessfully with for employer to acknowledge her disability and provide reasonable accommodations.
New Unemployment Executive Order Gives Benefits to Workers Who Fear COVID-19 at Work
January 27, 2021
In his first days in office, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. issued a flurry of executive orders. Notably, President Biden instructed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue new instructions to state unemployment agencies that will allow individuals to claim unemployment benefits even if they quit their jobs because they felt unsafe working during the pandemic. According to the White House fact sheet, the executive order states:
See New Unemployment Executive Order Gives Benefits to Workers Who Fear COVID-19 at Work, Ashley Prickett Cuttino, National Law Review, Vol. XI No. 31.
Proposed suspension to warning
January 15, 2021
On December 8, 2020, a client with the Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons, received a proposed 14-day suspension for allegedly Engaging in Prohibited Personnel Practice. Although Mr. Kelly represented this client in another matter, he was eager to prepare an official written response to the Employer. By January 15, 2021, the employer reconsidered.