While Kleiner won a battle, it lost a larger business war — one its leaders could have prevented by taking actions that demonstrated the need to act professionally.
The president made an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity last year.
Discrimination cases are laced with emotion. The plaintiff, in essence, is accusing the employer and its management of bigotry of one kind or another.
In a 6-3 decision on March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the pregnancy discrimination case, Young v. United Parcel Service Inc., back to a lower court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.Read More
If you're ignorant enough to fire someone because of their caregiving needs at home, maybe it is asking too much to expect you to know enough not to express that intent out loud.Read More
Depending on a specific law, managers and supervisors may have liability for their own acts of discrimination or other unlawful activities.Read More
Utterances of overtly offensive terms in the workplace should, in nearly all cases, suffice to state a claim under Title VII.Read More
Every workplace faux pas is not an excuse to punish. Yet, each is a chance for an employer to teach, and for employees to learn.Read More
Even if coulrophobia is an ADA-protected disability, that's only half of the equation to determine whether the ADA offers job protections to an individual with a disability.Read More
ADA-covered employers should consider simply encouraging employees to get the influenza vaccine rather than requiring them to take it.Read More