Monthly Archives: April 2013

In Memoriam

April 28 was Workers’ Memorial Day.  We’d like to take a moment to honor and remember the 23 Mainers who lost their lives on the job this past year. Robert Bernard Robert R. Blackstone D. Brooks Bruno Cloutier Marion Cochran Justin Czachar George S. Davis Christopher Dixon Malcolm Giles Ronald Hickey Shawn L. Hutchins Ben […]

Adding Insult to Pregnancy

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act has been in effect since 1978, but discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace is still all too common.  Statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that hears complaints of employment discrimination, show that pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise.  Almost 6,000 complaints of pregnancy discrimination were […]

The View from the Mountaintop

Last Thursday, April 4, was the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The day before, I was privileged to attend a legal conference in Savannah, Georgia where a panel paid tribute to the memory of Dr. King.  The panel included Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, the last surviving individual who was […]

The Reality of Disability

Guest blogger, Suzanne L. Johnson, is an attorney and shareholder at McTeague Higbee who focuses much of her practice on Social Security Disability. Over the weekend I heard a report on National Public Radio about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) entitled:  “Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America.”  The reporter Chana Joffe-Walt […]