Tag: employment

Sex

What’s the Meaning of ‘Sex’? Supreme Court Will Finally Provide the Answer

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.

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Pros and Cons of Checking Employee References

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.

What Are Posthire Background Checks?

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.

Advantage Serena: Employment Issues Raised by Tennis Star’s Return to Work

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 […]

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A Meeting with the Principal Resulted in Teacher’s Stroke: Worker’s Comp Denied

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 […]

How to Spot Résumé Exaggeration and Lies

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 […]

#MeToo Takeaways from the Case of Bikram Choudhury

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 […]