KKK Hood Used To Intimidate Black Employee

Besides words and phrases used to describe older workers, I also collect cases in which the N-word and/or nooses are used to create a hostile workplace to remind readers – and myself – that these cases have not ended, and that racism in the workplace has not ended.

The latest is a lawsuit filed by the […]

Every Kiss Begins With “Cut it out!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Hot on the heels of allegations about the workplace culture of sexual harassment at Uber came the release of nine years’ worth of documents in a private class-action arbitration against another industry giant. As The Washington Post reported yesterday, declarations from hundreds of women and men who worked at one well-known jewelry […]

“Golden Girl” Sues For Age Discrimination: Hogwash Says Boss

A South Carolina head police dispatcher who is 57 was fired after 20 years on the job and her federal complaint alleges that: “Employees often ridiculed because of her age by inferring that she was too old to use (the town’s) computer programs.  Employees also referred to (her) and other female employees over the age […]

Is “Stairway To Heaven” The Funeral Dirge For The Baby Boomers?

My weekly article in Above The Law discusses ageism — and Baby Boomers.

“All the while singing along with The Who’s “My Generation” I always stopped and thought about the lyrics: “Hope I die before I get old.”

Why would I want to die before I get old?  And how old –  40?  50?  Or even 60?

Welcome to […]

Why Are Some Employees Called Such Horrible Things?

This is the title of my weekly article in Above The Law.  It begins:

“All the while singing along with The Who’s “My Generation” I always stopped and thought about the lyrics: “Hope I die before I get old.”

Why would I want to die before I get old?  And how old –  40?  50?  Or even 60?

Welcome […]

Guess Which Groups Have The Highest Risk Of Workplace Injury?

No, it’s not lawyers – they just have the highest risk of depression.

A new study from USC has found that Hispanic immigrants have the highest workplace injury rate, followed by African American men, even after “education and other demographic characteristics” are taken into account.

As to disability rates, the highest risk group is African American men […]

Three Hours Of Harassment Training Is Just Paying Lip Service

One reader of my post last week was shocked that Kentucky lawmakers were required to take only three hours of sexual harassment training annually.

And he is bemused that one such lawmaker wants to reduce that to 30 minutes annually: the lawmaker  feels that 3 hours is a “ridiculous” amount of time to sit in a classroom and is simply “political correctness.”

Bill […]

Dear Uber,…

A couple of days ago, the New York Times reported about Uber’s sexual harassment woes when one of its engineers, Susan Fowler, blogged (on her personal account) about her sub-par treatment at Uber after she reported sexual harassment claims to the human resources department and they were ignored.
As both Rich and I have said, time […]

Same Sex Workplace Harassment Violates Title VII

This latest EEOC lawsuit is a reminder that workplace sexual harassment can be same sex harassment – without having to involve the legal issue, still unsettled and controversial, of whether sexual orientation is covered by Title VII.

This case was filed against three related Hawaii tour companies.  It is alleged that the company president “engaged in a pattern […]

To Sexually Harassing Lawmakers: “This Is Inappropriate And We Won’t Tolerate It”

Just when you thought that it was safe for politicians to come out and harass. …

My post yesterday was about a Kentucky lawmaker who thinks that sexual harassment training is “ridiculous” and just “political correctness.”  He wants the 3-hour per year mandatory training for lawmakers reduced to 30 minutes.  He does not want to sit […]