Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination based on gender identity (as part of its prohibition on gender discrimination)?
The Employment Law Question of the Decade is: Does the prohibition against sex-based discrimination include discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation? After countless debates on the issue in courts throughout the land, the U.S. Supreme Court is finally primed to give its answer in three cases being argued this term.
Checking references is typically seen as something we do as a matter of course as part of the hiring process. Some employers do so before making a final offer, while many make an offer and make it contingent upon the reference check.
Most employers perform some form of background screening on prospective employees. Often, this is conducted as a condition of the job offer. The candidate proceeds through the hiring process and is made a conditional offer, and the offer proceeds if nothing negative is discovered through the screening process.
Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time–man or woman–period. In her 25-year professional career, she has dominated on the tennis court by winning nearly 40 major titles (singles and doubles). Roger Federer, a tennis legend in his own right, has remarked that Williams is “one of the greatest, if not the […]
An employee walks into a meeting with her supervisor in good health. The supervisor criticizes her work performance, which upsets the employee. Shortly after the meeting, the employee suffers a medical problem that a doctor attributes to the contentious encounter. She makes a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Is she entitled to benefits? That was […]
No one wants to feel fooled. No one wants to feel as though he or she was taken advantage of. If candidates make it through the recruitment process with false pretenses, it can feel like you’ve been duped. Worse, if they’ve misrepresented themselves, it could even mean they’re not actually qualified to do the job—and […]
Roseanne Barr, known for her big mouth and abrasive humor, is no stranger to controversy. (I still cringe when I recall her rendition of the national anthem.) Unfortunately for her, and the more than 200 people who worked on the successful 2018 reboot of her ’90s television series, no one was laughing when she went […]
Over the Memorial Day weekend, I listened to a five-part ESPN 30 for 30 podcast series entitled Bikram. The series discussed the rise and fall of yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. As an occasional practitioner of Choudhury’s method of yoga, I was somewhat familiar with the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him that ultimately resulted […]
For the last 3 years, we have been providing regular updates on the continuing litigation saga in the “mark of the beast” case. The case has finally ended. Here’s a recap.