Beth is a presenter at the MPA Annual Paralegal Convention on May 11th. She will be speaking on severance agreements and employment laws.
Interesting article from Harvard Business review: Do Conservative Managers Give Smaller Bonuses to Women? This study shows they do.
This is an interesting New York Times article about hiring bias against disabled workers: Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled
The EEOC issued a press release announcing a $450,000 settlement for female workers who were physically and verbally harassed at a potato packing company: EEOC Press Release, October 7, 2015 DENVER – Two potato packing companies will pay $450,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit for sexual harassment and retaliation brought by the […]
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a decision-makers age related comments could be evidence of age discrimination: “Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to Thomas, we also conclude that the age-related comments that Hagen made in the workplace were sufficiently related to Thomas and to the decisional process to constitute […]
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employee doesn’t have to prove that her employer knew about a pregnancy to show pregnancy discrimination. She only has to prove that the employer held an employee’s potential childbearing against her. (Yousuf v. Fairview Health Services, No. 14-3687, 8th Cir., 2015). Capacity, not actual pregnancy, […]
As ADA Turns 25, More People with Disabilities are Working, says Kessler Foundation By Published: July 26, 2015 10:45 a.m. ET WEST ORANGE, NJ, Jul 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Kessler Foundation supports full inclusion for people with disabilities by researching […]
By NOAM SCHEIBER, JULY 17, 2015, NY Times The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The commission’s ruling, issued this week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of […]
By Eric Larson, Bloomberg News, June 14, 2015 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused of discriminating against gay employees in a lawsuit that pits the biggest U.S. retailer against rights activists just weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide. In a proposed class-action complaint, Wal-Mart employee Jacqueline Cote says the company failed to provide health insurance […]
This post is from The National Trial Lawyers. Posted May 19, 2015 by Starkeisha Tucker: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $1.5 million verdict against a high-tech company for a manager’s sexual harassment and retaliation against three female employees. The defendant, New Breed Logistics, now known as XPO Logistics-Supply Chain, is based in High […]