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NYPD COP RECEIVES $110k IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

The city will pay an NYPD cop $110,000 as part of a settlement in a sexual harassment case. The police officer, Jazmia Inserillo, claimed that she was sexually harassed by Read More

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SETTLES BREAST CANCER DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION SUIT FOR $300,000

Recently, a children’s hospital in California settled a disability discrimination lawsuit with a former employee who was fired because she needed extra time to receive treatment for breast cancer. According Read More

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT NOW INCLUDES SAME-SEX COUPLES

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it would change its definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include employees in Read More

NEW BAR EXCLUSIVELY HIRES WAITERS OVER THE AGE OF 50

A new bar in Barcelona, Entrepanes Díaz, has made headlines for only hiring waiters over the age of 50. The move is an unusual one for a business in the Read More

KLEINER PERKINS CASE SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN SILICON VALLEY

Recently, a jury heard arguments in a gender discrimination case against one of the most prominent venture-capital firms in Silicon Valley, Kleiner Perkins. The plaintiff, Ellen Pao, filed the case Read More

CAN MUSLIM WOMEN BE DENIED EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE SHE WEARS A HIBAJ?

On February 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a discrimination case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. The EEOC claimed that Read More

EMPLOYEES SUE MCDONALDS OVER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

On January 22, 2015, ten former McDonald’s employees sued the fast-food chain for racism and sexual harassment. The plaintiffs, nine African-American workers and one Hispanic worker, claimed that they experienced Read More

IS IT ILLEGAL FOR CUSTOMERS TO SEXUALLY HARASS EMPLOYEES?

A common misconception is that employment law only protects employees from sexual harassment when the harasser is somebody who works in the same company. However, the law also protects employees Read More

WHAT PROTECTIONS DO TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS HAVE IN THE WORKPLACE?

A recent lawsuit and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint have caused the Justice Department to clarify the stance of the federal government on gender identity discrimination in the workplace. Leyth Read More

EEOC SAYS SARA LEE (THE COMPANY) DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BLACK EMPLOYEES

On February 9th, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that food company Sara Lee discriminated against black employees at a facility in Paris, Texas. According to the Commission’s findings, Read More

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