Racial Harassment: EEOC Files Many More Cases

Just four days ago – only four days ago! – I posted that “It was just last month – August – that I posted my most recent article about the use of the N-word and nooses in the workplace.”

Well – in the last four days three more such cases have been filed by the EEOC!

These […]

Threats Of Hanging In The Workplace?

It was just last month – August – that I posted my most recent article about the use of the N-word and nooses in the workplace.  In Above the Law I noted that:
“Unfortunately, recent events make it time to revisit the N-word in the workplace — which I wrote about only last month. At that time, […]

Fat Shaming In The Workplace

 My new post in Above The Law is entitled Fat Shaming In The Workplace: Is Calling Someone A “Big Bottomed Girl” Actionable? It begins:

“Multiple choice question:  Being “fat” is (a) a medical condition, (b) genetic, (c) a lifestyle choice, or (d) your own lack of discipline.

“Who isn’t concerned about their weight?  Or, to put it […]

Mandatory Bible Study: At Work?

Just the other day I posted about a religious discrimination suit brought by the EEOC against a Pennsylvania coal company for refusing to accommodate an Evangelical Christian who had been an employee for 35 years.  He was fired for refusing to use a biometric hand scanner which tracks employee time and attendance, claiming that there was […]

Performance Ratings Conditioned Upon After-Work Social Events Attendance

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Back in July, I talked to Washington Post columnist Karla Miller, who writes an excellent Sunday column called @workadvice for WaPo’s weekly Magazine. The subject of our chat: a letter writer (“LW”) inquired about the legality of a company’s implementation of an appraisal system that included ratings for attendance at corporate social […]

Mark of The Beast: To The Supreme Court?

Way back in 2015 I reported on 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.

An employee for 35 years – and suddenly a problem involving his religious beliefs?  Huh?

New Fangled Tech […]

Who Do You Think The EEOC Targets Most Under The Disabilities Act?

My recent article in Above The Law provides a few hints:

“The EEOC sued a senior living community in Colorado for refusing to accommodate an employee with fibromyalgia.  The employee’s job?

The Health & Wellness Director!

A large managed care organization settled an EEOC lawsuit alleging that it fired a food service worker suffering from hydrocephalus.  The EEOC […]

The ADA’s Interactive Process—Not “One and Done”

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

“I provided medical leave for Joe Schmoe . Aren’t I done? Haven’t I complied with the law?”

Sometimes yes, and sometimes no.

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws, announced a large (i.e., six figures) monetary settlement against an employer—a large medical center […]

Sexual Harassment of Medical Personnel – A Huge Problem

“A new U.S. study has found that ‘More than 80 percent of nearly 900 physical therapists surveyed said they have encountered sexual remarks, touches, indecent exposure and sexual assault. … U.S. health care professionals have 16 times greater risk for non-fatal violence at work than other fields.…’”

Sexual harassment of […]

Is It Ok For A Supervisor to Ask A Subordinate To Cook For Him In the Nude? Not So Much.

By: Amy Epstein Gluck 

Is it Ok for a company’s Human Resources (“HR”) department to respond to said subordinate employee’s complaint of being asked to cook in the nude for her supervisor “oh that’s just the way he is”? I think not.

A Charlotte newspaper recently reported about a lawsuit filed against a company where an employee […]