Employer Settles For $94,541 – Refused Job To Applicant Who Asked To Start The Day After Rosh Hashanah

“Hard to believe but true.”

I wrote that almost a year ago when the EEOC sued a Maryland logistics/delivery company because it refused to hire an applicant for a dispatcher/customer service position who could not work on Rosh Hashanah due to his religious beliefs.

Why did it the company do that?

I don’t know – but it just […]

Sexual Harassment? Better Stay Away From Grandma The Clown!

Strange title to this post, right?

Well, as I wrote in Above The Law today, “I was walking by Lincoln Center yesterday when a radio reporter for a large station stopped me to conduct a ‘person in the street’ interview – he wanted my opinion on the sexual misconduct allegations made against Grandma The Clown.

Who?  What?

He explained […]

Wow! BigLaw Really Is A Factory!

Even I was not ready for this.

In my post “BigLaw = GargantuLaw, A Bloated Behemoth” I said that “As an escapee from BigLaw, I experienced first hand the grinding machine that it is.  Not for nothing is it known to its unhappy denizens as a law factory.”

However, I did a double take when I noticed the headline […]

Sexual Harassment Guidelines—Wonder Woman Gets It!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Wait, what? What does Wonder Woman have to do with employment law?

The set of the sequel to Wonder Woman—aptly named Wonder Woman 2—is the first film, officially, to adopt the Producer’s Guild of America’s (“PGA”) recently announced sexual harassment guidelines in the wake of ongoing sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood.

This is a top-down […]

I Love Lists! Dissecting One Sexual Harassment Prevention List

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

I love lists. I love “plans.” After all, as a lawyer, my day is usually suffused with them. I’ve even given them to you, employers! Right here in this blog!

What To Do If Someone Complains About Sexual Harassment

For example, here I gave you a list of steps to take if you […]

Why Does Biglaw Keep Getting Sued For Employment Discrimination?

In light of a new $300 gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a female shareholder against a Biglaw firm, I just wrote in Above The Law that “It’s no surprise that in the age of #MeToo, white male hegemony in Biglaw is being exposed, called out, and challenged.”

My title? “Sex And Biglaw: Why Do The Suits […]

Low Hanging Fruit 2018 – EEOC Targets Healthcare Providers

Ah, the new year! Awake from my holiday hibernation I thought that, based on a number of new cases and settlements, it was time to revisit the EEOC’s apparent targeting of healthcare professionals and companies for alleged disability and pregnancy law violations!

That’s right – a subject near and dear to my heart because it’s so […]

Over 40? You’re “Outta Here!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

So you’re getting $400,000.

For what? A house? Years of annual salary? Renovations?

No. This is the amount one hospital in Colorado will have to pay for terminating 29 employees—every single one of whom was over 40 years-old.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) just ordered the hospital to make this significant payout because all […]

Time’s Up!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Some mighty powerful women have been getting together to create a plan to combat sexual harassment, gender inequality, retaliation, and to try to change “the way things are.” As my mom used to say, these women have “had it up to here!” (An aside: where’s “here”? I never got that, and my […]