Understanding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
May 30, 2024
Over the past year the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been creating regulations for the implementation of the PWFA.  Those regulations were recently issued and take effect on June 18, 2024.
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No, the Solar Eclipse Is Not a Good Reason to Skip a Deposition
May 10, 2024
What is not ok is to totally blow off a deposition in order to chase the eclipse – which is what happened in a discrimination case.
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SCOTUS Eases the Standard for Proving a Discriminatory Job Transfer under Title VII
April 18, 2024
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a split in the circuits as to whether an employee is required to show a “significant” injury or harm in connection with a job transfer to meet the threshold for proving an adverse employment action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Supreme Court Decision: Employees May Challenge Unwanted Job Transfers as Discriminatory, Even if Transfers Don't Involve Significant Disadvantage
April 17, 2024
Earlier today  the Supreme Court held that a police sergeant’s suit about her involuntary transfer to another division with less prestige and fewer perks was sufficiently injurious to allow her to sue for sex discrimination
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Could Employer DEIB Initiatives Face Legal Challenges?
February 27, 2024
Just a few weeks ago, billionaire investor Mark Cuban and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Andrea Lucas squared off on X regarding a post.
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Employers, “When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.” – Oscar Wilde (or not?*)
January 25, 2024
The EEOC had sued Walmart for sex discrimination, claiming that Walmart refused to promote a female employee based on sex stereotypes about women with small children.
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An Interesting Resolution to an EEOC Race Discrimination Investigation…
December 28, 2023
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just announced a resolution of its investigation into Groupon’s recruitment and hiring practices.
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Mandatory Retirement or Medical Exams Based on Age?
December 21, 2023
This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $6.875 million settlement with Scripps Clinical Medical Group over its mandatory retirement age policy.
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Lessons from the World Cup – Gender Equity Goes Far Beyond Pay
August 24, 2023
One of the most shocking moments in the recent Women’s World Cup came after the final, when the head of the Spanish soccer federation kissed one of the victorious Spanish players
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Maryland’s Supreme Court Finds “Sex” Discrimination Protections Do Not Include Sexual Orientation (or Gender Identity)
August 16, 2023
In an interesting analysis of Maryland’s anti-discrimination law, Maryland’s highest court has determined that the State’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination, including in the workplace, does not include sexual orientation.
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Hey CEOs – Be Careful with Those Diversity Initiatives!
July 21, 2023
Following the Supreme Court’s recent decision prohibiting the use of race in college admissions, my (somewhat prescient?) warnings have taken on new urgency.
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The EEOC’s “Best Practices” for LGBTQI+ Employment Equity
April 27, 2023
In a recent article, the EEOC goes through a detailed and rather fascinating history of LGBTQI+ employees in the federal workplace.
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