Another Fire Department Engulfed In Flames

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Oy.

That’s what I thought when I read this article about a Cook County (Illinois) jury that awarded a combined $11,213,000 to a Country Club Hills firefighter in her claim against the city for sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.

It seems like yesterday, but it was in fact last month that I told […]

THE NEXT #METOO MOVEMENT?

It’s the last acceptable discrimination.

Two years ago I posted that the forever young Dick Van Dyke, who was then 90 (OMG!), talked about age discrimination, what he called “The last acceptable discrimination.”  He noted that he was told by a salesperson at a Tommy Hilfiger store that “I don’t think you’ll find anything you like here,” and by […]

“Men Lie, Women Can’t Negotiate: What Does This Mean?”

A very cryptic title for my Above The Law blog post today,  I know.

Is there some nexus or connection between these two statements?

Yes, it tums out, based upon some very interesting research published in the Harvard Business Review. There is a connection.

The Professor who conducted the study said that she “found that the likelihood of engaging in […]

US Department of Justice: Title VII does not protect transgender employees

A big shout out to our esteemed and erudite partner Eric B. Meyer for his excellent blog post today on the status of Title VII as it pertains to gender identity, sexual orientation, and transgender employees.

He begins by noting that:
“Chris reported yesterday that the U. S. Department of Justice filed this brief with the United States […]

Diversity and Inclusion: Best Response To Increased Sexual Harassment

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

On Halloween, I intend to head down to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a public meeting titled “Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment” with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum. I plan on adding my 2 cents.

Why? Well, I’ll tell you.

Earlier this month, the EEOC released preliminary data for this year reporting increases in sexual […]

Nursing and health care facilities must pay $465,000 – for discriminating against disabled and pregnant employees

Have you heard this one from me before:
“Chalk up another healthcare provider nabbed by the EEOC for allegedly violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Add this to the numerous such lawsuits brought against healthcare providers under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).”
Well, chalk up […]

Even Female Judges Get Harassed!

“I had dinner the other night with a classmate from law school who has spent the last 20 years as a New York jurist. … he told me that she could not believe how rude and abusive some male lawyers were to her. Like talking over her, interrupting her, and trying in many respects to run […]

Psst…did you know it was Disability Awareness Month?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Well, it is! And, in honor of that, I bring you a new law affecting most New York City employers, at least those with more than four employees. The law applies to all of your employees, whether full- or part-time, interns (paid or unpaid), temps, and protects more NYC employees than those […]

“Scantily clad bodies can provoke sexual harassment”

Amy and I have written quite a lot about sexual harassment. Quite a lot. About the root causes and manifestations of sexual harassment, and the prevention and remediation of sexual harassment.

But here’s a solution to the problem from a concerned citizen that, frankly, never crossed our minds:  Force women to adhere to a dress code […]

Screaming Partners and Sexism: Better Grin and Bear It If You’re In It Just For The Money

Is the money enough to keep you at BigLaw? it  better be.

As I just asked in my  Above The Law post, “What do you think about when you think about the virtues of BigLaw? Besides the money, I mean.

Ok, Ok …

It’s the money.”

I’ve extolled the virtues of BigLaw before: “the leisurely lifestyle, the sense of freedom […]