Catholic Employee Harassed For Having a Crucifix: EEOC Lawsuit

Well, this is the first time I’ve seen a hostile work environment case based upon religious discrimination - that is, an employee allegedly harassed because of his religion. The EEOC just sued a New Jersey [...]

New Jersey Federal Court: Employer Need Not Waive Drug Test for Medical Marijuana User

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Remember—despite the legalization of medical marijuana in a majority of states, marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”), which lists cannabis as a prohibited Schedule 1 illegal drug. [...]

Deaf Truck Driver Refused A Job: Negative Stereotypes In Action

Another truck driver discrimination case. You do this long enough and you detect patterns. The EEOC just sued a Nebraska truckload carrier under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Why? The company allegedly refused to hire [...]

EEOC to Airline—When You Receive a Sexual Harassment Complaint, Do Something About It!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck People: the best drafted, airtight, protective anti-harassment policies in your workplace are no good at all if you do not enforce them. It is simply insufficient to profess that you do [...]

“Short Skirts At Work: A Form of Sexual Discrimination?”

Last week I addressed the pressing issue of whether “bro hugs” at work could be considered sexual discrimination, an issue which originated with a reader of the The New York Times “workologist” who said that [...]

“Can The Boss Fire Me Just Because He Doesn’t Like Me?”

This question was nicely answered for laypeople today by the New York Times workologist.  Readers of this blog already know the answer. A reader wrote:  "I have a new boss who is very unfair and [...]

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”