Bostock Anniversary: EEOC Issues Guidance on Protections for LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workforce

Bostock Anniversary: EEOC Issues Guidance on Protections for LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workforce

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and gender identity) is discrimination “on the basis of sex,” and is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Over one year later, the agency charged with enforcing issues of discrimination in the […]

New Study Quantifies Offensive Incidents Directed Asian-American Individuals

New Study Quantifies Offensive Incidents Directed Asian-American Individuals

There were more than 6,600 incidents of hate and discrimination directed at Asian-American individuals and individuals of Pacific Islander descent in the last year. The rise in incidents is attributable to false blame for the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers would be wise to re-examine their policies to ensure there is zero-tolerance for hateful behavior directed at […]

Pinterest and Former Executive Agree to Massive Settlement in Gender Discrimination Case

Pinterest and Former Executive Agree to Massive Settlement in Gender Discrimination Case

Social media platform settles a gender discrimination case involving its former Chief Operating Officer for $20 million. Following the settlement, Pinterest has made cultural and hiring changes, but the changes are mostly aimed at equality in pay and improving diversity, not at inclusion in thought among leaders.

Beyond Rainbow Flags

Beyond Rainbow Flags

During Pride Month, you’re probably seeing the rainbow Pride flag everywhere, including in the logos of companies and brands you follow on social media. While this type of representation and visible allyship is valuable, it’s important that your organization matches its public displays of support with internal policies and workplace culture that is truly inclusive […]

Discrimination Considerations Following COVID-19 Reopening

Discrimination Considerations Following COVID-19 Reopening

This article will address in more depth the equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) issues you must consider when determining which employees to bring back after furlough or layoff and which employees may present challenges should the need arise to have another reduction in workforce in the immediate future.

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