“Slaves,” “Monkeys” and “Little Asians” – Racial Harassment Still Plaguing Workplaces

Three more racial harassment lawsuits in the news – both with allegations of racial slurs.

Thankfully, no N-word usage, or nooses in these cases – but just as bad.

A Jacksonville-based online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise has just been sued by the EEOC for race harassment and retaliation. The suit alleges that the company maintained […]

Shocking! Disabled Employees Dissed By Doctors

I wrote in my weekly Above the Law article last year that the EEOC targets health care and medical providers, such as doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, managed care facilities … in short, the caring professions, for alleged workplace violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  I’ve also written about it here all too often.

Why, I asked.

Think about it.

Health […]

“In China, They Put Women Out To Pasture at Your Age”

I probably don’t need to tell readers about my penchant for collecting cases in which older employees are the object of ageist comments in the workplace.

That is, all the different names, expressions, and epithets to which such employees are referred as a proxy for “old.”
“For example, you do not call an employee ‘old’ or ‘ancient’ […]

Shocker! New Study Says Company’s Culture Biggest Determinant of Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post reported recently on a new study that noted that “When sexual harassment happens, it’s easy ― and not wrong ― to blame individual perpetrators, i.e., the ‘bad men.’”

Quite true.

So, given the tenor of that quote, who then (or what) is really to blame (he asks knowingly)?

Why … it’s … the … CORPORATE […]

A Federal Jury Sends a Message in the #MeToo Era

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

#MeToo is real.

That is, #MeToo as a movement or an era or even a concept applies to real people of all backgrounds, to blue collar as well as white collar workers. One thing I know for sure—no one sets out desiring to be in the #MeToo club. In fact, I’d venture to […]

Fizzy Drinks and The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Wondering what the title of this post is about?

It seems that an 18-year old woman was about to enter a Belfast concert by the Red Hot Chili Peppers when her “fizzy drink” was confiscated by security.

So?

Well, she suffers from type 1 diabetes and the “fizzy drink” was Lucozade, which she always carries to control her […]

She Refused To Wear High Heels At Work!

Last year it was reported that members of the UK Parliament called for a review of the 2010 Equality Act when women “told two Commons’ committees how employers demanded they wear revealing clothes, dye their hair blonde and constantly reapply their make-up while at work.”

This campaign began with a petition submitted by a woman “who was sent home by her employer … on […]

Race Discrimination Based on More Than Color—“Jewish Blood”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

So this Report and Recommendation, out of the District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Alexandria Division), graced my screen today. The question U.S. Magistrate Mark L. Hornsby faced was whether federal anti-discrimination law’s prohibition of racial discrimination protects a job applicant who does not get the job because of his […]

Oklahoma!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

No, I’m not talking about the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and then film where girl chooses between two boys. I’m talking about marijuana. Medical marijuana.

Oklahoma recently became the latest state to enact a medical marijuana law. The relevance from an employment law standpoint is that employers can no longer take an adverse […]

“Get Out – We’re Having a Klan Meeting!”

Seems that I almost can’t keep up with the number of racial harassment cases in the news these days. I just did a post about nooses and the N-word … and now a new one with similar – but more – epithets and threats.

The EEOC just announced that it sued an Arizona moving company for […]