Most employers are equipped to respond to employee allegations of harassment by coworkers or managers. There are added levels of difficulty, however, when they complain about harassment by a customer, contractor, or other visitor to the business. A federal court of appeals recently ruled a Harrah’s Casino employee can go to trial on her claims […]
Note: Includes spoilers for NBC’s Good Girls What can NBC’s Good Girls teach us about retaliation claims at work? Let’s find out.
Retaliation claims are the most frequently alleged basis for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the most common finding of wrongdoing, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Often, the underlying discrimination allegations will be dismissed, but a court will determine retaliation occurred.
Now more than ever, employers are facing difficult decisions about workforce operations. In addition to the time and attention-consuming obligations of on-site safety protocols, remote workforce policies, information and data security, and what to communicate to employees about vaccination rules, savvy employers are keeping up with their evolving expectations on the civil rights front. Last […]
One of the main reasons employers offer antiharassment training is to show they’ve taken proactive steps to avoid harassment. It is also a legal requirement in many states and jurisdictions (and strongly encouraged at the federal level by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well).
A former employee failed to establish she was subjected to a hostile work environment and discriminated and retaliated against by her former employer, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (which covers Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi employers) recently ruled, affirming the district court’s decision. The appellate court’s opinion offers guidance on how […]
Most people know overtly sexual comments are likely to violate their employer’s rules and could lead to sexual harassment claims. But many don’t understand the comments are a problem not just because they’re sexual. That’s because the sexual content can be used as evidence to show other nonsexual negative treatment was motivated by discriminatory intent. […]
It’s 2020, folks—a year that will always be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But for some, the year also represents a time of missed opportunity given the racial divide that’s still present in our country.
One of the unusual features of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is that it includes a provision prohibiting discrimination “because of the known disability of an individual with whom [the employee] is known to have a relationship or association.” A recent decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and […]
Piggybacking off my colleague Tim Reed’s recent post providing the background/plot and discussing employer liability issues in Amazon Studios’ The Boys, I am happy to continue expounding upon the various employment law issues that arose in season one. The series presents an interesting and unique perspective on the emotional, legal, and monetary effects of the […]