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Filing a Traumatic Injury Claim with the OWCP

Filing a traumatic injury claim on a CA-1 is the first step in getting a claim approved by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act…

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Section 1983 Claim

Section 1983 claim by female who was raped by a Grand Junction police office was dismissed by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Schneider v. City of Grand Junction. …

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Medical Marijuana

An employee that uses medical marijuana can be lawfully terminated if the employee’s marijuana use violates the employer’s drug-free workplace policy. In Curry v. MillerCoors, Inc., the Court rejected the…

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Proving Pretext

Proving pretext means offering evidence that the defendant’s proffered reason taking the adverse employment action is false. In other words, the employer’s proffered reason is a phony one to cover…

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Lawful Activities Statute

Colorado’s lawful activities statute reflects a legislative attempt to balance an employee’s right to engage in lawful activity away from work with an employer’s legitimate business interests and needs. To…

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Proving Discrimination

Proving discrimination is difficult. Courts require a plaintiff to come forward with strong evidence of discriminatory intent to even get to a jury trial. Many cases are dismissed by the…

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Sexual Harrassment

Notice of sexual harassment must be provided to the employer in order to bring a claim with rare exception.  The 10th Circuit recently addressed the issue of whether notice was…

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National Guard Technicians

National Guard Technicians are covered by Title VII in their capacity as civilian employees.  National Guard technicians are “dual-status”  employees in that they are both members of the National Guard…

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Second-Generation Sexism

Second-generation sexism or gender bias is term that has been coined to describe the current phenomena of sexism.  Studies show that sexism is prevalent in the workplace but it usually…

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Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits Federal employees injured in the course and scope of employment are entitled to medical benefits and wage loss compensation for wages lost due to the work-related…

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