Sexual Harassment Training: EEOC Says “Reboot”

Last month I discussed a controversial new piece in the Guardian which questioned whether sexual harassment training helps prevent such harassment, or makes it worse.

I wondered out loud whether sexual harassment training is effective or, as the Guardian piece suggested, backfires and actually increases harassment — or if the article went too far in its broad conclusion and, in fact, if there […]

New EEOC Wellness Program Sample Notice For Employers

Short piece today. The EEOC just posted a sample notice dealing with employer wellness programs and their compliance with the recently issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rule.

Employers should read it carefully and post it!

“The notice is available at https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/ada-wellness-notice.cfm, and a brief question-and-answer document describing the notice requirement and how to use the sample […]

“Hope I Die Before I Get Old” – That Was Then, This Is Now

Indulge me a few whimsical moments to travel back – way back – in time:  I’d like to show you some of the alternate titles to this post that I thought of relating to this strange age discrimination situation involving Baby Boomers and rock ‘n roll.

“Rock Around The Clock Tonight” – Or At Least ‘Til […]

Equality is Equality

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

“Love is love is love is love,” said the joyous and incredibly talented Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Tony Awards last night as he accepted his award for best score for “Hamilton.”

Indeed.

As the one-year anniversary in Obergefell v. Hodges approaches amidst the Gay Pride festivals and parades throughout the country this past weekend […]

“Clever Men May Easily Conceal Their Motivations” – Leopards, Superman, Kipling and Coded Language

“As we have recognized, ‘clever men may easily conceal their motivations.’”   Just so.   This line was taken from a federal appeals court decision, and quoted in a recent race discrimination employment case.

The issue?  Whether the expression “A leopard does not change its spots” is code for racial animus.

Ok, that accounts for the leopard reference in the title; but where do Kipling […]

The Woman Card

 

So if playing the “woman card” really

Is entrenched now in Hillary’s plans,

She’s a bargain: Her president’s paycheck

Will be 10 percent less than a man’s.

 

[*We take no political position not make any political statement, but merely re-print a short poem that highlights the issue of gender wage disparity, which we write about […]

How Not To Shoot Old People

Great title of a book!

“How ugly is ageism in the United States?  It is a system of unseen suffering with sometimes deadly consequences.”

These quotes are from a piece in the LA Review of Books by Margaret Morganroth Gullette (whose new book “The Hidden Assaults of Ageism, or, How Not To Shoot Old People” will be […]

From Your Friends At The EEOC (Once Again): Do Not Forget To Accommodate Religious Beliefs!

I partially titled my post the other day “most religious accommodations are not unduly costly.”  I prefaced the post by saying that “one thing is certain: the EEOC has decidedly not abandoned its efforts to pursue claims of employment discrimination based upon religion.”

As if to put an exclamation point on this, the EEOC just announced another new […]

Why Do Bosses Become Bullies And Bully Their Best Performers?

A must read for employers is an article in the Harvard Business Review by Sherry Moss, a professor of organizational studies, entitled “Why Some Bosses Bully Their Best Employees,” which discusses workplace bullying, and why some bosses bully their star performers.

Citing her own research, she notes that abusive supervisors, who she refers to as “bully […]

U.S. Soccer Says Extraordinary Gender Wage Gap Perfectly Defensible

By Amy Epstein Gluck

Two months ago, I wrote here about the wage discrimination claim that the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, led by Hope Solo, co-captains Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn, forward Alex Morgan, and midfielder Megan Rapinoe, filed with the EEOC alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (“EPA”).

Despite their repeated butt-kicking performances […]