Over One Million Dollars in Damages for Discrimination Based on Transgender Status?
Posted on November 29, 2017
Posted in Gender Discriminationthe situation A professor claims that she was denied tenure only after she began transitioning from male to female-will this support a claim of discrimination based upon gender in violation of Title VII? READ MORE
What if You Don’t Agree with a Religious Objection?
Posted on July 5, 2017
Posted in Religious Discrimination, Title VIIthe situation You decide to implement a new time tracking system which involves the use of biometric hand scanners by employees to scan their right hands to clock in or out for a shift. One of your long time employees claims that he cannot use this kind of hand scanner because its use would conflict […] READ MORE
Is it Retaliation to Fire A Supervisor For a Fabricated Sexual Harassment Report?
Posted on June 28, 2017
Posted in Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Title VIIthe situation One of your supervisors reports that another employee has been sexually harassing several women working under him. Your HR director interviews each of these women and none back up this story. You then terminate the reporting supervisor based on her false report. Is this retaliation in violation of Title VII? READ MORE
Can You Tell a Pregnant Applicant That You Really Need Someone Long Term ?
Posted on May 11, 2017READ MORE
Discrimination Based on Perceived Sexual Orientation??
Posted on March 29, 2017
Posted in Discrimination Law, Gender Discrimination, Title VIIthe situation An employee claims that she was repeatedly harassed by her supervisor in ways seemingly related to her sexual orientation—frequently saying that she dressed like a lesbian and similar remarks. The employee is actually heterosexual and married to a man. But based on the supervisor’s conduct, other employees begin to actually think that the […] READ MORE
Federal Court Allows EEOC’s Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim to Go Forward
Posted on November 16, 2016
Posted in Discrimination Law, Sex Discrimination, Title VIIthe situation The EEOC has definitively targeted harassment and discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation, taking the position that sexual orientation is covered by Title VII. And back in March, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against an employer in Pennsylvania in one of the first lawsuits brought by the EEOC alleging sexual orientation […] READ MORE
Same-Sex Training Policy Results in Millions in Liability?
Posted on June 8, 2016READ MORE
Can You Take Back a Job Offer if He Becomes a She?
Posted on March 23, 2016READ MORE
Does Harassment Based on Sexual Orientation Count as Sex Discrimination?
Posted on March 9, 2016
Posted in Discrimination Law, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Title VIIthe situation One of your supervisors has been making offensive comments to a gay employee about his sexual orientation fairly frequently. The employee complains to you, but you don’t take it seriously and thus, don’t take any action. The employee then quits. Could you face a possible claim under Title VII? READ MORE
Drop and Give Me Thirty (Or Fourteen If You’re a Woman)—Is This Discrimination?
Posted on January 27, 2016READ MORE