Author Archives: James M. Scurlock

About James M. Scurlock

I practice law in the state and federal courts of both Tennessee and Arkansas. I have associations with attorneys practicing in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. I have extensive involvement in litigation in the areas of contract, employment, and civil rights law.

Under the Arkansas Civil Rights Act are human beings persons?

The Arkansas Civil Rights Act (“ACRA”), defines an employer as “a person who employs nine (9) or more employees in the State of Arkansas in each of twenty (20) or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, … Continue reading

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Does the Tennessee Human Rights Act protect against sexual orientation discrimination?

If you read my post below about the Arkansas Civil Rights Act, you can already guess where I am likely going with this post, but there is a serious exception.  In Tennessee, the state courts do not necessarily follow federal … Continue reading

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Does the Arkansas Civil Rights Act protect against sexual orientation discrimination?

This is a controversial question that has not yet been taken up by the Arkansas Supreme Court since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made it clear that it would begin investing sexual orientation discrimination claims as sex discrimination claims under … Continue reading

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FMLA Interference – Third Circuit finds FMLA rights exist even without serious health condition

Yesterday, in Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, the Third Circuit held that even when FMLA paperwork is incomplete or does not contain a listed serious health condition, interference with a person’s FMLA rights can occur under 29 C.F.R. § 825.305(c) when … Continue reading

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Welcome to Scurlock Law!

Scurlock Law is intended to be a blog site that will include important trends in contract, employment, and civil rights law from around the country with a special emphasis on legal trends in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi as well as … Continue reading

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