FB EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BLOG

Sexual Harassment: R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Fire Departments

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Damn, I miss Aretha. Back, way back, in early 2016, I told you here about a Colorado fire department’s $75,000 settlement with a former female firefighter to settle claims of gender [...]

Forced To Retire “To Promote ‘Diversity and Intergenerational Fairness’”

All surveys and studies point to the plight of older workers – they can’t afford to retire, and at the same time they suffer age discrimination in hiring and in the workplace. BenefitsPro notes that [...]

Catholic Employee Harassed For Having a Crucifix: EEOC Lawsuit

Well, this is the first time I’ve seen a hostile work environment case based upon religious discrimination - that is, an employee allegedly harassed because of his religion. The EEOC just sued a New Jersey [...]

New Jersey Federal Court: Employer Need Not Waive Drug Test for Medical Marijuana User

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Remember—despite the legalization of medical marijuana in a majority of states, marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”), which lists cannabis as a prohibited Schedule 1 illegal drug. [...]

Deaf Truck Driver Refused A Job: Negative Stereotypes In Action

Another truck driver discrimination case. You do this long enough and you detect patterns. The EEOC just sued a Nebraska truckload carrier under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Why? The company allegedly refused to hire [...]

EEOC to Airline—When You Receive a Sexual Harassment Complaint, Do Something About It!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck People: the best drafted, airtight, protective anti-harassment policies in your workplace are no good at all if you do not enforce them. It is simply insufficient to profess that you do [...]

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