Legal

It’s Time to End Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

The time has come for Congress to bring to and end the shameful protection of discrimination against this marginalized class of individuals.

The time has come for Congress to step up to the plate and enact legislation including sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes, and bring to and end the shameful protection of discrimination against this marginalized class of individuals.

Alternate Complaint Avenues and Harassment Prevention

A effective anti-harassment policy provides multiple avenues for an employee to complain. Otherwise, an employee will feel powerless if the person to whom a policy directs her to complain also happens to be the alleged harasser.

A effective anti-harassment policy provides multiple avenues for an employee to complain. Otherwise, an employee will feel powerless if the person to whom a policy directs her to complain also happens to be the alleged harasser.

The Biggest Pitfall of Social Recruiting

Don’t let anyone in the chain of hiring view candidates’ social media profiles. Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches.

Don’t let anyone in the chain of hiring view candidates’ social media profiles. Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches.

Can an Employee Assume the Risk of Harassment?

No employee should have to deal with a sexually harassing workplace. But maybe those who choose to work for rappers Insane Clown Posse should forfeit the right to complain of sexually offensive content.

No employee should have to deal with a sexually harassing workplace. But maybe those who choose to work for rappers Insane Clown Posse should forfeit the right to complain of sexually offensive content.

Legal Briefing: Same-Sex Spouse Entitled to Survivor Benefits

Employers might be required to recognize same-sex partners as spouses for purposes of providing benefits under the company’s benefit plans.

Employers might be required to recognize same-sex partners as spouses for purposes of providing benefits under the company’s benefit plans.

How Does State Law Interpret a ‘Disability’ After the ADAAA?

Instead of focusing on whether an employee is 'disabled' under the ADA, employers should focus on reasonable accommodations and engaging employees in the interactive process.

Instead of focusing on whether an employee is ‘disabled’ under the ADA, employers should focus on reasonable accommodations and engaging employees in the interactive process.

Lies, Untruths and Protected Concerted Activity

Despite the belief of some that the NLRB is pushing the bounds of what qualifies as protected concerted activity vis-à-vis social media, one universal truth remains the same—liars do not win cases.

Despite the belief of some that the NLRB is pushing the bounds of what qualifies as protected concerted activity vis-à-vis social media, one universal truth remains the same—liars do not win cases.

Contingent Workforce Can Create a Compliance Conundrum

Temporary workers can misunderstand that the employee’s actual boss is the staffing agency. Employers also may think they can avoid anti-discrimination laws by using indirect hiring, but they may still face legal exposure.

Temporary workers can misunderstand that the employee’s actual boss is the staffing agency. Employers also may think they can avoid anti-discrimination laws by using indirect hiring, but they may still face legal exposure.