Resources
News

Tawny Alvarez featured in Axios article regarding Meta’s ban of workers’ abortion posts

June 1, 2022 Media Mentions
Axios

Verrill Partner Tawny Alvarez was quoted in an Axios article on May 23, 2022. The article titled, New spotlight on Meta's ban of workers' abortion posts, examined how companies, specifically Big Tech companies like Meta are addressing internal discussions about abortion due to the recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Shortly after the draft was made public, Meta reached out to employees, reminding them of a 2019 policy that bans any conversations in or around abortion on their internal discussion system, Workplace. Due to a number of conflicting actions and policies of the company and its executives, the article explained that many employees felt confused and frustrated by Meta’s policy and regulations regarding abortion discussions.

Tawny told Axios, Meta's policy "strikes me as strange considering what the last two years have looked like from a social justice standpoint. It would be, in my mind, similar to saying you can't talk about vaccines on Workplace because we understand that some people don't believe the vaccine is effective."

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.

Firm Highlights

News

77 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2023, Including Six Named Lawyers of the Year

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Employers Beware: Any Late Wage Payment Means Liability for Triple Damages

Publication/Podcast

Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

News

Verrill Attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected President of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Employee Fired For Submitting PIP Rebuttal Protected By Public Policy

In a recent decision, Terence Meehan v. Medical Information Technology, Inc. , the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that an employer cannot terminate an employee for exercising the right to file a rebuttal to...

Blog

Double Check: COVID-19 Policy

While in March of 2020 , I believe many individuals hoped that by July of 2022 we would no longer be concerned with COVID-19 Policies, such, unfortunately, is not the case. Yesterday , the...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

Blog

What Employers Need to Know About Access to Reproductive Care After Dobbs

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022) overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, has led to a host of...

Blog

Should You Be Paying Overtime to Your Office Staff?

Office workers who perform receptionist, secretarial, and other administrative tasks often are incorrectly classified as exempt from overtime pay because they receive a salary and have job titles such as "executive assistant." However, such...

Contact Verrill at (855) 307 0700