Jonathan A. Segal


  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Introduction The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. Yet, the law also makes it more difficult for us to reach out and help employees with performance problems where we suspect that the performance problems may be due to a physical or emotional condition.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Introduction It is more than five years since the United States Supreme Court issued its decisions in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 118 S.Ct. 2257 (1998) and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 118 S.Ct. 2275 (1998). While these decisions made it easier for plaintiffs to prevail in sexual harassment cases, they also include a valuable affirmative...
  • Thursday, April 1, 2004
    When Martha Stewart was indicted, she imperiously dismissed the "ridiculousness" of the government's case.The jury soundly disagreed, finding her guilty on four counts of criminal obstruction of justice and lying to government investigators. But I can't help but wonder whether the jury was judging Martha's personality as much as her conduct.Was her...
  • Thursday, April 1, 2004
    Introduction I recently prepared a general release for a client who was offering severance to a sales employee.I included in the release "any claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)."The client reminded me that the employee was not in the union so that I should strike the clause.
  • Sunday, February 1, 2004
    Editor: Will you give our readers something of your background and experience?Segal: I am a partner at WolfBlock's Philadelphia office, in the employment services group. I have been practicing employment law for 17 years. For the first half of this time I was principally engaged in litigation. I now focus primarily on preventive counseling, training and...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2004
    Introduction If you pay an employee severance, you risk having your severance fuel the litigation against your organization, unless you make a general release for the quid pro quo for the severance. This kind of quid pro quo is both lawful and desirable.