Sexual Harassment Can Happen … Anywhere

“I am always surprised that some people think that workplace sexual harassment occurs only in certain types of businesses or workplaces.  But we know that workplace sexual harassment can happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone – there is no exempt place or person.

Of course, compliant and savvy employers can minimize the chances of it happening […]

ALERT: Janet Dhillon Picked To Lead EEOC

Janet Dhillon, EVP and General Counsel at Burlington Stores, and a graduate of UCLA Law School, has just been nominated for the position of Chairperson of the EEOC, to serve a five year term.

She was previously EVP and GC at JC Penney, and served as GC at US Airways, and Counsel at Skadden Arps.

 

Sexual Harassment Cases You Don’t See Everyday (Hopefully)

My new Above the Law post is about cases that are noteworthy simply for being cases that you might not hear much about – but indeed exist – all too frequently.

Like fired for “being a pit bull”

Read the entire article here.  Read all of my Above The Law articles here.

 

Does A Corporate Dress Policy Trump Religious Grooming Requirements?

A new settlement brings to mind an old post – which bears reposting.

The EEOC just settled a religious discrimination case filed against a Florida staffing company for the  hospitality industry.  It was alleged that an employee who was a Rastafarian, who wore dreadlocks as part of his sincerely held religious belief, was taken off his assignment […]

Biometric Scanning And The Mark Of The Beast: A Case Of Accommodation Of Religious Beliefs

Way back in October 2015 I did a post about a religious discrimination suit brought by the EEOC against a Pennsylvania coal company for refusing to accommodate (and forcing to retire) an Evangelical Christian who had been an employee for 35 years.

There may be finality now that the court of appeals has issued a decision.

The […]

Who Is A Workplace Sexual Harasser?

Has the twenty-first century seen the beginning of the end of sexual harassment in the workplace?

Hardly.

As I discuss in Above The Law this week, employers must take note:

“Anybody may be a workplace sexual harasser, not just coworkers or others employed by the same company. Actionable sexual harassment is not defined by who is doing it, but […]

Kudos To G.E. As It Strives to “Balance the Equation” With Women

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Though I felt I was scaling mountains in Honors Bio during my sophomore year in high school and during six months of balancing equations, General Electric’s plan to “balance the equation” makes perfect sense to me…and likely to others.

This year, General Electric, the science, technology, and engineering industry giant, revealed clear and […]