Ageism is prejudice against our own future selves

“As I am now, so you will be.”

As a child I read this on an old colonial-era tombstone in New England – and it chilled my blood.

Now, decades later, well into my “age-as-protected-class” years, I recognize it as an all-too-true statement on the human condition. Dead or alive. Past, […]

Who’s The “Boss”?

By Amy Epstein Gluck

No, not Tony Danza or even Judith Light (yes, I was a teenager in the 80s), but New York. The New York Senate passed a trio of bills yesterday to protect women’s health rights, in general, and female employees’ rights in particular.

The Boss Bill—What It Says

The “Boss Bill”  prohibits an employer’s religious […]

All NY Employers (State and City): You Are REQUIRED By New Laws To Provide Employees With Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training!

Sexual Harassment Is A Significant Workplace Problem

A new Siena College survey has found that 45 percent of women report having been sexually harassed in their lives, an increase from 36 percent who reported the same last year.

Notably, 70 percent of men and women reported that workplace sexual harassment is a significant problem.

As […]

You Should Dress More Gender Appropriate

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is taking on Chili’s. No, it’s not because a server added to salt to a margarita when a customer specifically asked for no salt (this happens to me a lot), and it’s not because there were not enough jalapeños on the nachos.

Rather, the ACLU recently filed […]

Aging? A Couple of Articles To Lift Your Spirits

I’m a little behind in my reading but bear with me.  Here are a couple of interesting articles on aging and age discrimination that I think bear looking at if you’re feeling that the new year just means that you’re one year closer to .. you know what.  Read these articles and take heart!    

In […]

Holy Moly! Whopping $21.5 Million Verdict Because She Couldn’t Work On Sunday “Because Sunday I Honor God”

We have published many posts about the tension between religion beliefs and practices and an employer’s right to reasonable control of the workplace.  This tension is, of course, addressed in Title VII which prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of, among many things, religion. Indeed, it is fair to state that Title VII created that […]

The City That Never Sleeps—The “Right” To Unplug

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

As we’ve seen, especially in the past year or so, New York City and State have some of the most employee-friendly laws in the country. Well, a new one may be on the horizon for NYC workers that will be particularly life-changing for the City’s workaholics and the employers that help create them: the […]