Holland supplied some insight on the employment rights of NFL players if his team, or the NFL, were to fire a player for “taking a knee?” Could the player claim discrimination or retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act? Would the player have any success under the prohibition against retaliation under the National Labor Relations Act? The answers hinge on whether the discrimination or retaliation was related to workplace conditions.
Jay Holland is the chair of Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s Labor, Employment and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice. He is a renowned employment and qui tam litigator known for taking on tough cases and achieving exceptional results.
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