Race Discrimination

Is Calling Someone “Boy” Discriminatory?

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Elaine I. Hogan

The Situation: A supervisor repeatedly calls an employee “boy,” even after the employee requests that he stop referring to him in that way. After the employee is fired, he claims that he was subjected to discrimination in violation of Title VII.  Can calling him “boy” support such a claim?…

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Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections under PDA

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Elaine I. Hogan

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of protections afforded to pregnant women under the PDA, but stopped short of giving pregnant women “most-favored-nation” status. Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., Case No. 12-1226.…

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Classifying Former Employee as a New Hire Can Provide Basis for Retaliation Claim

Posted on June 6, 2014 by Elaine I. Hogan

Recently, Judge Payne of the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that a plaintiff’s claim that he was retaliated against when he was rehired by his employer after engaging in protected activity, but reassigned to a new site forty-seven miles away from his original sites without the supervisory responsibilities he previously held and was classified as a new hire. Chamblee v. Old Dominion Security Company, et al., No. 3:13cv820 (April 11, 2014).…

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