One Last 2016 N-Word Lawsuit: Will It Stop In 2017?  

More than 50 years after the Civil Rights Acts were passed, racism continues in the society at large, and in the workplace in particular.

I continue to post about every workplace racial harassment case that I see where the N-word or a noose is involved, hoping to impress upon employers the seriousness of this, and the […]

$300,000 For A Flu Vaccine?

The title is a little misleading.  What was the $300,000 for?

It was the amount that a company had to pay in settling an EEOC case when it refused to accommodate an employee’s religious belief which prohibits vaccinations.

Religious Discrimination Is An Increasing Workplace Problem

The EEOC has stated that “Religious discrimination remains an issue in the American workplace. In fiscal year […]

May The Force Be With Her—Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia Spoke Out About Mental Illness In and Out of Her Workplace

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Carrie Fisher is an iconic hero. Not only did she portray a princess and one of the greatest leaders of the Rebel Alliance, eventual savior of the universe and all of its many galaxies, but Fisher is also well known for speaking up about a matter that most employees tend to hide […]

EEOC Picks Some Low Hanging Fruit (Again)

Once again, the EEOC has nailed a health care provider for alleged violations of either the ADA or the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).

The EEOC charged that a large, non-profit healthcare company promoted a less qualified male employee to a managerial position which could have gone to an employee who had previously taken maternity leave.  In fact, […]

Leave Me Alone!

In Above The Law, my article this week dealt with the future of the anti-bullying movement, now that there will be a new administration:

Check it out!

 

Alert! Gun Owners Not A Protected Civil Rights Class!

I noted in my article in “Above The Law” that Ohio was set to pass a law which would make a protected class of gun owners with a concealed carry permit who keep guns in vehicles which they park on their employers’ property while they are at work.  This would be a change — up […]

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII—CLARIFICATION

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

The District Court of Connecticut decided Boutillier v. Hartford Public Schools, No. 3:13-CV-01303-WWE (November 17, 2016). So, when I exuberantly advised that the Second Circuit came to play, I should have written that federal courts within the Second Circuit were showing up to play! So let’s try this again:

Well, this year, we’ve […]

Above The Law – I’m Now Their Employment Law Columnist

I wanted to note that I have just become an employment law columnist for the journal Above the Law, with a weekly column.

My inaugural article, about the President-elect’s apparent agenda for employment law, was just published:

What President Trump Will Do To Employment Law Will Make You Dizzy

I will, of course, continue to write this blog!

Amherst Cracks Down on “Locker Room Banter”—Another Team Bites the Dust

By Amy Epstein Gluck

First Harvard, then Columbia, and now Amherst College.

What do these schools have in common?

They are all elite colleges, yes, that’s true. They are all perched high up on various lists on U.S. News and World Report’s rankings.

And, it seems, Amherst is now joining the list of schools with sports teams whose season […]

Retaliation and Opposition—A Major Headache for Employers

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Big Pharma, when will you learn?

Not anytime soon, it seems.

This week, former vice president Irene Laurora sued Bayer in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey alleging, among other claims, discrimination and retaliation after she protested the company’s mistreatment of a pregnant colleague.

In the lawsuit, Ms. Laurora, former “Working Mother of the […]