DISCRIMINATION / HARASSMENT

Wolf issues executive orders combating LGBT discrimination

05/02/2016
Gov. Tom Wolf grew tired of waiting for the state legislature to send him a bill adding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people to the protected classes listed in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Discharge for racial slur upheld in Philadelphia's ongoing Fox 29 lawsuit

05/02/2016
In a notorious case involving a Philadelphia TV station, a reporter who used a racial slur during an editorial meeting has lost his bid to overturn a jury’s decision that his firing was not racially based.

Company activities heavy on religious content? Better pray you don't wind up in court

05/02/2016
Evangelical fervor can cause legal trouble if an employer requires employees to participate in religious practices or activities as a condition of continued employment.

Favoritism may be defensible, still a bad idea

04/28/2016
A manager playing favorites does not automatically mean a lost lawsuit, but it can still be problematic.

The NLRB announces list of new priorities

04/27/2016
Fresh off an active year in which the National Labor Relations Board announced expansive new employee handbook rules, the NLRB just released an updated list of priorities that should worry employers.

New FEHA regulations protect transgender employee rights

04/22/2016
New regulations affecting how California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) addresses transgender individuals went into effect on April 1, 2016.

Effort to discredit public servant risky

04/22/2016
Purposely conspiring to discredit a government employee in order to get him discharged may violate his rights, as a recent case shows.

EEOC hiring bias crackdown rakes in big bucks this spring

04/15/2016
Commission has secured more than $4.7 million in settlements since March 7.

EEOC puts charge status info online

04/15/2016
Employers can now track status of cases online.

$7,500 to cop who urged violence against protesters

04/14/2016
A former Minnesota police officer who issued a social media post urging motorists to run over protesters will not face criminal charges. In fact, he’ll get some extra cash.

Feeling excluded isn't an adverse action

04/14/2016
Not every perceived affront amounts to discrimination.

Discipline sexist supervisors--and keep them far away from any disciplinary decisions

04/14/2016
Sexist statements simply have no place at work

OFCCP sues NYC's B&H Foto & Electronics

04/08/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Com­pliance Programs is suing Manhattan-based B&H Foto & Electronics alleging the company discriminated against workers at its Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse.

One crass comment about disability won't justify discrimination suit

04/08/2016
An isolated, offensive comment usually isn’t enough to support a lawsuit, even if it was uttered by a supervisor and was seriously offensive.

Co-workers having embarrassing affair? That's not grounds for others to sue

04/08/2016
Workplace romances can be distracting, but cavorting co-workers doesn’t always add up to sexual harassment or sex discrimination against other employees.
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