Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895

Spring 2017

Melissa A. Hewey
Sexual Stereotyping: A Sometimes Overlooked Form of Sexual Discrimination

The definition of bullying under Maine law includes both negative behavior based on protected status (“harassment”) and other forms of unkind behavior between students. Harassment may be unlawful under federal and state law, and an investigation of harassment is usually covered by board policy ACAA (Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students), whereas an ...

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School Law Advisory

School & Education

Tribal Employee Not Shielded By Sovereign Immunity

In a unanimous decision issued yesterday, the Supreme Court held that a tribal employee can be sued in state court for injuries he caused in a motor vehicle..

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Labor & Employment Law: Regulating Weapons in Private and Public Workplaces

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed into law the so-called "constitutional carry" legislation, Senate Bill 12, on Feb. 22, 2017, to ensure "New Hampshire citizens are guaranteed the fundamental right to carry a firearm in defense of themselves and their families, as prescribed by Article 2a of our state constitution."..

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New Hampshire Bar News

Employment & Labor

March 3, 2017

Kaighn Smith
The Multiple Manifestations of Sovereign Immunity

Late 2016 and early 2017 have seen four significant sovereign immunity decisions from the federal courts, two of them involving employment disputes. We think they warrant attention for our clients, colleagues, and friends working in Indian Country...

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