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 […]
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 […]
LGBTQ Discrimination on the Rise Gay Pride parades and rainbow floats, full of life and public acknowledgement of “how far” the gay rights movement has come are a tradition of Pride Month. Outrageous costumes, loud music, people smiling, waving, and shouting Pride slogans add to the energized celebration. There are more gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, […]
As of July 1, 2021, New York City fast food employees cannot terminate their employees without “just cause” or “bona fide economic reasons.”
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.
Knowing about, honoring, and protecting religiously held beliefs and related practice serves us all regardless of our faith.
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 […]
Employers continue to make improper employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, religion and other protected classes.
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.
The Elephant in the Room: Employees May be Gone During Coronavirus but Harassment and Discrimination Remain
By March 23, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had ground the economy nearly to a halt, people were (and still are) terrified.