Commission Counsel Memo List

 
Memo Date Subject Doc Type
(02/12/1979)   Reasonable accommodation of religious beliefs. PDF
(07/12/1979)   BFOQ defense. PDF
(08/20/1979)   MHRA and federal government employment. PDF
(08/31/1979)   Commissioner executive sessions. PDF
(10/24/1979)   Judicial review of Commission decisions. PDF
(07/29/1980)  Independent contractors and MHRA. PDF
(08/13/1980)   Commission complaint filing deadline. PDF
(09/11/1980)   City human rights commissions. PDF
(01/16/1981)   Arbitration proceedings and Commission filing deadline. PDF
(12/29/1981)   Maine Unemployment Security Commission as “employer.” PDF
(03/23/1981)   Elected officials as “employees.” PDF
(11/10/1982)  Indian tribes and MHRA. PDF
(03/23/1989)   Tie votes by Commissioners.  PDF
(12/18/1989)   Reverse discrimination - disability. PDF
(01/27/1992)   Reasonable grounds standard; Commission litigation decisions. PDF
(11/27/1995)   Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations - preemption. PDF
(04/26/1996)   State licensing agencies as “public accommodations.”   PDF
(05/23/1996)   Insurance companies as an “employers.” PDF
(08/7/1998)   ERISA preemption; mental disability LTD coverage; former employees. PDF
(06/21/1999)   School liability for student harassment. PDF
(11/27/2000)  Use of pseudonyms in investigators’ reports. PDF
(12/1/2000)   Notarization of complaint after filing deadline. PDF
(08/31/2001)   Disclosure of complaint files - timing. PDF
(08/8/2002)   Religious organizations as “employers.” PDF
(04/17/2003)   Calculation of deadlines - Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays. PDF
(06/16/2005)   Volunteers and public accommodations. PDF
(11/10/2005)   Individual liability for housing interference. PDF
(11/10/2005)   Operation of statutory amendments; citizen ratification. PDF
(01/10/2006)  Amending complaint to add new protected-class basis; discrimination between disabilities. PDF
(02/09/2006)  Recipients of public assistance - standing. PDF
(03/2/2006)   Recipients of public assistance – scope and standing; claims by neighbors. PDF
(04/26/2006)  Independent contractors and MHRA/WPA; individuals and corporations as “employees” under MHRA/WPA. PDF
(05/1/2006)   Amending complaint to include “integrated enterprise”; ski patrol member as employee under WPA; WPA-protected activity - report of future violation of law. PDF
(05/17/2006)  Grounds for extending Commission complaint filing deadline. PDF
(06/6/2006)   Multiple respondents and the “integrated enterprise” test. PDF
(07/13/2006)   First Amendment preemption. PDF
(07/26/2006)  Volunteers and public accommodations. PDF
(08/28/2006)   City as respondent in education case. PDF
(09/29/2006)   “Employee” versus “independent contractor” – MHRA. PDF
(10/17/2006)   Elevator exemption and physical therapist’s office. PDF
(11/17/2006)   Exclusion of people with disabilities from Section 8. PDF
(12/6/2006)   Maine Municipal Public Employees Labor Relations Law preemption. PDF
(01/30/2007)   Housing familial status - standing.   PDF
(03/7/2007)   “Piggyback” doctrine; organizational standing. PDF
(03/27/2007)   Continuing effects of discrimination and Commission complaint filing deadline. PDF
(05/2/2007)  Amending complaint to add new protected-class basis. PDF
(05/7/2007) MHRC jurisdiction over non-resident complainant/employee PDF
(06/11/2007)   Religious-based rehabilitation program public accommodation coverage. PDF
(08/1/2007)   Calculating 180-day right-to-sue date for amended complaint. PDF
(08/1/2007)   Accessible design and temporary structures. PDF
(09/18/2007)   Operation of non-disclosure agreement. [REMOVED 04/04/2013] NA
(10/18/2007)   Start of Commission complaint filing period.   PDF
(02/20/2008)   Effect of respondent internal appeal on Commission complaint filing deadline. PDF
(03/26/2008)  Use of pseudonyms in investigators’ reports. PDF
(03/27/2008)   Tax credits as receipt of public funds – housing construction. PDF
(03/31/2008)   Physician staff privileges public accommodation coverage. PDF
(04/7/2008)   Amending complaint to add new parties; start of complaint filing period. PDF
(04/8/2008)   Public accommodations and accessible routes. PDF
(04/17/2008)   Amending complaint to add new protected-class. PDF
(05/12/2008)   Police enforcement activity public accommodation coverage. PDF
(05/12/2008)  Commission jurisdiction - WPA. PDF
(06/26/2008)   Participation in public body hearing – WPA-protected activity. PDF
(07/2/2008)   Courts and judges public accommodation coverage. PDF
(11/4/2008)   Elevator exemption and 3000 square feet per floor requirement. PDF
(12/29/2008)   Relation back of retaliation amendment. PDF
(1/20/2009)   “Discreet act” as part of “hostile work environment” claim. PDF
(02/5/2009)   LuLa lifts and vertical access requirement. PDF
(05/4/2009)   Reconsideration of Executive Director dismissal decision.  PDF
(05/20/2009)   “Aid and abet” standard. PDF
(06/9/2009)   Amending complaint to change respondent from d/b/a to corporate name. PDF
(06/11/2009)   Operation of new filing deadlines in Public Law 235 (changing filing and processing deadlines). PDF
(11/24/2009) Protected activity PDF
(01/19/2010) PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS - Reasonable accommodation - Services of a personal nature PDF
(03/30/2010) PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS - New construction and Alterations - Public entity rental to private entity PDF
(03/31/2010) PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS - Coverage - Volunteers PDF
(04/29/2010) RESPONDENTS - EMPLOYERS MHRA - Receiver PDF
(05/03/2010) RESPONDENTS - EMPLOYERS MHRA - Receiver PDF
(05/12/2010) WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT - Conduct by agent of employer. PDF
(05/18/2010) SEX DISCRIMINATION - Hostile work environment - Failed relationship . PDF
(05/25/2010) SEX DISCRIMINATION - Dress Codes - Earrings. PDF
(06/30/2010) HOUSING - New construction and alterations - 10 percent rule. PDF
(08/04/2010) NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION - Coverage - School athletics . PDF
(08/13/2010) PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS - New construction and alterations - Accessible routes - To area without accessible elements. PDF
(08/30/2010) WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT - Protected activity - Deviation of standard of care by 3rd party . PDF
(11/19/2010) COMPLAINTS - Filing deadline - Pay discrimination. PDF
(03/15/2011) ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTION - Threat to terminate employee. PDF
(04/07/2011) ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS - No effect on Commission investigation . PDF
(04/07/2011) WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT - Protected activity - Reasonable belief sex discrimination PDF
(05/11/2011) HOUSING - New construction and alterations - 20 or more public housing units in different buildings. PDF
(02/08/2012) Coverage of single-sex schools. PDF
(02/27/2012) Minimally sufficient complaint. PDF
(03/08/2012) Waiver of parking fees for personal care attendants.  PDF
(04/03/2012) Out of state – “usual place of employment” in state. PDF
(04/05/2012) Pay discrimination. PDF
(04/23/2012) Continuing effects of discrimination. PDF
(04/24/2012) Unlawful inquiry. PDF
(05/03/2012) Conduct by agent of employer. PDF
(05/21/2012) Medical marijuana – reasonable accommodation PDF
(06/11/2012) Gratuitous employee. PDF
(07/10/2012) Age discrimination – health insurance premiums for state retirees PDF
(07/31/2012) Timeliness of hostile environment claim with successive employers PDF
(08/20/2012) Penobscot Nation – FPI – internal tribal matter PDF
(11/02/2012) Service Animals – tenant responsibility for liability insurance PDF
(12/03/2012) Health Security Act administrative requirements PDF
(04/11/2013) Individual liability in employment after Fuhrmann PDF