Tag: discrimination

EEOC Seeks Input on Harassment Guidance

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed new antiharassment guidance January 10 and is seeking input from the public. It will accept comments until February 9.

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Pros and Cons of ‘Friending’ Employees Online

As an HR professional, likely there will be many times when you’ll be called upon to mediate or help to resolve personnel issues. This may be something as simple as a misunderstanding or it may be a much more serious issue, like discrimination or harassment, or anything in between.

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EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) recently released enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination covers issues related to employment decisions, harassment, and language issues. It also provides a list of “promising practices” employers can use to minimize the risk of national origin discrimination claims.

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Appeals Court Upholds Termination of Employee for Violating Sick Leave Policy

by Brittany E. Medio, JD, Saul Ewing LLP The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an employee’s gender discrimination and retaliation claims against her former employer. The court found the employee was terminated not for engaging in protected activity but for violating […]

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Refusal to Undergo Medical Exam Tanks Michigan Worker’s ADA Claim

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently affirmed a grant of summary judgment (dismissal without a trial) in favor of a city that fired an employee for refusing to undergo a medical examination as a condition of returning to work after medical leave. Facts

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Harassment Cases: High Profile or Not, a Volatile Thicket

By Jeffrey M. Larroca, member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Perhaps one of the most powerful men in media, former Fox News Chair Roger Ailes, recently departed the network after a lawsuit was filed that included allegations he made sexual advances towards former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson, called her a “man hater,” […]

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