Emily Ayvazian

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Emily Ayvazian works with local, regional, and Fortune 500 companies in navigating workplace matters. Her experience includes litigation in federal and state courts as well as before the AAA, EEOC, NLRB, and state and local administrative agencies. As part of her practice, Emily works with clients to institute practices and training that promote effective compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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A Reminder of Employer Obligations to Service Members

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision serves as a reminder that employers must not overlook their obligations to reemploy returning service members and accommodate service-related disabilities. The decision concerned whether a state could invoke sovereign immunity, a legal doctrine which prohibits a government from being sued without its consent, to avoid liability under the Uniformed … Continue Reading

Service and Support Animals: What Businesses Can and Cannot Do

We have all seen it. The unruly lap dog brought into a restaurant, yipping away, or the big dog running through a store dragging along its owner who, of course, claims it is a “service animal,” even though it clearly is not. Many individuals need and have legitimate service animals, while others need and have … Continue Reading