Veteran Denied Job Because Of Company Medication Policy

One more time the Takeaway comes first:  Under the ADA you cannot discriminate against applicants or employees based upon a disability or perceived disability, and you must interact with the applicant or employee to determine if the person can perform the responsibilities of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

The largest refrigerated trucking company in […]

Free Speech Isn’t Always Free: Employer Regulation of Political Expression

By FisherBroyles (Authors’ names at the bottom of this post)

RECOUNT! LOCK HER UP! ABOLISH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
During politically charged times such as the present, employers often face complicated challenges in managing workplace dialogue.  In a recent study by CareerBuilder, as many as one fifth to a third of all employees surveyed admitted […]

A How-To Guide to LGBT Corporate Policies

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

As Montell Jordan sang in the 90s—”this is how we do it.”

Thanks to my partner Ken Thompson for finding me this awesome graphic!

Anyway, need a good example of a corporate culture founded on equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity?

I’ve got one for you:  powerhouse Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”).  Yesterday, […]

Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination About To Be Forbidden By Title VII?

A big change in the law may be near; this post is a significant addendum to a couple of earlier posts about Title VII and sexual orientation.

On August 8th  I did a post and said that “Lately there’s been a whole lotta hand wringing and finger pointing in the federal courts over the issue of sexual orientation and Title VII.”

Why?

I […]

“Monkeys Don’t Wear Glasses”: Racism In NY State Prisons

The New York Times just published a very disturbing expose, “The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons.”  The racial bias and harassment is directed against correction officers as well as inmates.

Meticulously researched, the article begins:

“The racism can be felt from the moment black inmates enter New York’s upstate prisons.  They describe being called porch […]

Serena Williams Aces The Equal Pay Issue

By Amy Epstein Gluck

“To all incredible women who strive for excellence” begins Serena Williams in an open letter about sexism and wage disparity between males and females in sports for Porter Magazine’s ‘Incredible Women of 2016’ issue, which  The Guardian reprinted this week.
Serena Williams is one of the most amazing athletes in the world, people, […]

Free Program: “Assisting Victims Of Hate Crimes”

This is the second post about hate crimes.

I posted recently that the Association of the Bar of The City of New York has published a little handout which lists Hate Crime Hotline phone numbers to call – to any of the District Attorneys’ offices in the five NYC boroughs, or to the NY State Attorney General’s office.

The Bar Association […]