The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated an employment discrimination case, concluding that the jury may find the plaintiff was terminated from his position because of his national origin, which is Egyptian. The key evidence in this case is ...Read More »
Some male executives are reacting to the spotlight placed on sexual misconduct in the workplace by trying to avoid interacting with female co-workers, both peers and subordinates. Last year a survey conducted by Working Mother Research Institute and the ABA ...Read More »
New York City’s Commission on Human Rights is putting employers on notice that banning or restricting hairstyles that are associated with black people is a form of racial discrimination. The Commission protects New Yorkers’ rights to wear their natural hair ...Read More »
In Kopchik v. Town of East Fishkill, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 36443 (No. 18-1182-CV, decided 12/28/18), the Court of Appeals recognizes that employers can get pretty creative when it comes to discriminating against people who file discrimination charges with the ...Read More »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has created the new position of director of workplace relations to confront workplace harassment issues in the appellate, trial and bankruptcy courts within the Circuit’s jurisdiction. This was in the wake ...Read More »
Could this still be happening? Sexual harassment rarely exists by itself; rather, it is an intersectional claim of discrimination, meaning that pay equity claims and other types of unlawful discrimination usually are part of a larger scope of actionable events. ...Read More »
Workplace Issues: Claims of hostile work environment: When does the Continuing Violations Doctrine apply?
The hostile work environment theory under Title VII and State Human Rights Law requires a showing of severe or pervasive acts. The harassment often extends over several years and statutes of limitation capture the most recent acts of discrimination. The ...Read More »
Workplace Issues: Ernst & Young settles alleged claims of sexual assault & harassment filed at EEOC: What lesson can be learned from this settlement?
The reported settlement of a charge filed at the EEOC by Jessica Casucci against her employer, Ernst and Young, involves Jessica leaving the firm. Jessica had first filed an internal complaint with the firm’s global diversity officer but was allegedly ...Read More »