The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is acting for a Texas mother who was fired days after she asked her employer about a room to pump breast milk. A judge ruled that after the woman gave birth the former employee 'was no longer pregnant and her pregnancy-related conditions ended.'
A lawsuit filed in federal court in New York charges that Burnell Guyton, 54, and Andre Grammer, 44, both black, found racist graffiti on several occasions in a bathroom stall used by employees.Read More
Nine out of the last 10 Congresses have tried to pass a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which among other things, would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the list of classes protected under Title VII. It has failed each time. Courts and the EEOC, however, continue to give the LGBT community that which the legislature has rejected.Read More
According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in a Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Wells Fargo fired Yovany Gonzalez in August 2010—three days before his daughter Mackenzie was scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor—based on allegations that he had falsified his time records.Read More
The federal district court ruling said the court had stayed briefing on St. Peter's motion to dismiss the case pending the Supreme Court's decision.Read More
A court recently concluded that even though the word 'bitch' is sexually based, its use must be examined in context to determine whether it constitutes harassment 'because of sex.'Read More
One case underscores the importance of training those who manage your FMLA program on the law's special coverage and eligibility requirements. Read More
In ordering an employee's termination, the owner of Hawaii Healthcare allegedly told a manager that the employee 'looks old,' 'sounds old on the telephone,' and is 'like a bag of bones.'
At issue in the litigation was that guards were given 'on-duty' breaks during which they were required to keep their cellphones or pagers on.Read More
Cases involved include groups of employees, but the named plaintiffs in the three cases were Mark Laffitte, Isabel Apolinario and Van Williamson. All cases were filed in California Superior Court.Read More