Pregnancy Discrimination Brings Out The Mummies

Attention must be paid! The Mummies are marching!

Huh?

“Becoming a mother is the single most damaging thing you can do to your career,” wrote a UK woman in the Telegraph a year ago. “It has been four years since I lost my job for daring to procreate. My employer told me, by voicemail, that my contract was being pulled, the […]

EEOC: Same-Sex and Race-Based Harassment is Not OK.

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

The “n word” has surfaced in yet another lawsuit based on racial harassment.

Also present is a type of “boys club” culture consisting of sex-based horseplay and other misconduct.

The result?

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against one company for both race and sex-based harassment, claiming that employees’ conduct created […]

The time has come to revisit obesity – and fat shaming

I just posted in Above The Law an article about obesity, fat shaming and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), entitled Fat Shaming At Work: Maybe A Thing From The Past?.

Last time I checked, Michigan was the only state that prohibits weight discrimination in employment (as do a half-dozen or so municipalities).  And fat shaming is not […]

Let My People Go! Or, Another Blow To Noncompetes

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

As an employment lawyer for organizations large and small, I hear this common refrain: “I need an ironclad noncompete that stops my employees from running away with my business.”

Not so fast!

But why? This seems reasonable, right?

Well…it depends. I know, you hear that a lot from lawyers. There are other interesting restrictive covenants […]

Double Standards and Sex Stereotypes? Just ask Serena Williams.

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Settle in people, and grab some coffee because I have a lot to say today about Saturday’s Grand Slam between the legendary Serena Williams and upcoming powerhouse Naomi Osaka.

Before you ask, “But, Amy, what does this have to do with employment and the workplace?”

The tennis court is Serena Williams’ workplace. It’s her […]

“All Associates To Bible Study Class Now – Its Mandatory!”

The religious discrimination cases which get reported involve, typically, an employee whose religious beliefs require certain dress or grooming which contravenes a company’s “look policy,” or an employee whose religious beliefs and practices require certain days or time off.

Here’s a twist:  What about a case where an employee, who does not share the religious belief […]