One More “N-word” Case Settles

A Long Island location of what is touted as the “country's largest casual Mexican restaurant chain,” has just settled an EEOC racial harassment lawsuit which, as usual, alleged that the N-word was used.   Apparently, [...]

Sing It With Pride Boomers: “Talkin ‘Bout My G… G …G … Generation”*

The more things change … The latest internet “controversy” is the meme/joke/slur/put down/just kidding “OK, Boomer.” The number of articles and blog posts about this is astounding. Hit a nerve, maybe? Is it, as some [...]

“Stupid Ass N *****” — Noooo, Not Enough To Be Considered Racial Harassment

Some time ago I analyzed court cases regarding the use of the N-word and nooses in workplace racial harassment cases.  I found in my (admittedly small, but not that small) sample, that either the N-word, a [...]

Disabled Worker Settles Suit Against (Guess) … Provider of Disability Services

Chalk up another easy settlement for the EEOC – an ADA disability lawsuit by an employee who worked for a non-profit which … (take a guess) … provides job opportunities to people with disabilities! Yes, [...]

Employers, Are Your Supervisors Prepared for Accommodation Requests for Mental Health Issues?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck If your answer is anything other than "yes, absolutely," we should really talk. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified employees with mental health impairments the same as it does employees with [...]

Mushroom Farm: The Poison of Sexual Harassment Grows In The Dark

The EEOC says that “[p]rotecting vulnerable workers, including immigrant and migrant workers, and underserved communities from discrimination is one of the Commission's Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) priorities.” What is a “vulnerable worker?” Workers are “vulnerable” [...]

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”