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Zach Nahass Represents Retired Police Officer

access_time Posted on: October 14th, 2019

Attorney Zachary Nahass represented a retired police officer who had been the victim of unlawful discrimination when a plasma donation facility prevented him from donating due to his use of a service dog. Zach secured a favorable decision in federal court from the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals by persuading it that a plasma donation facility is subject to the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Third Circuit both affirmed and reversed in part the earlier decision of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, which had granted summary judgment in favor of the… read more »

The Importance of Developing Job Descriptions & Employee Handbooks

access_time Posted on: March 1st, 2017

Article by: Zachary E. Nahass For municipal officials who may never have been required to think about, much less participate in, traditional human resources tasks such as recruiting and hiring staff, developing and implementing employee policies, and receiving and processing employee complaints, engaging in those tasks may be daunting and unpleasant.  However, because most small and mid-sized municipalities do not have dedicated human resources personnel, but rely on their generalist administrators (who may themselves have limited experience in the area of human resources) to manage all aspects of employee relations, elected officials often find themselves in unfamiliar territory. Regardless the… read more »

Liability for Acts of Student Bullies Turns on Adequacy of District Response

access_time Posted on: December 16th, 2014

The disparate nature of school district responses to claims of student bullying led to different results in recent decisions from the federal appellate courts. In a September 2014 decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s ruling, which dismissed a student’s claims against the district related to bullying she experienced at the hands of her classmates. On the other hand, an August 2014 decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found sufficient evidence to allow a student’s claims to proceed against the district and individual district officials for harassment she experienced at school. While the results… read more »