FB EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BLOG

Carving Out An Enforceable Noncompete In The 4th Circuit

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Employers having trouble enforcing their noncompetes may have a better chance in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—at least in Maryland—by adopting a more novel approach: condition [...]

Is one “N-word” severe enough to constitute a hostile work environment? A reader adds A surprising twist

Almost four years ago, I posted a piece asking how many how many times an African-American employee must endure the sight of a hanging noose, or suffer other crude and offensive racial or other epithets, [...]

Is Switzerland Ready For This?

The United States has yet to endorse equality for people based upon their sexual orientation. Some states and municipalities have done so, and polls show that a majority of Americans support this – but that obviously [...]

“Super fun work environment!” (older people need not apply)

Apropos a recent post about words and phrases which subtly-but-not-so-subtly connote that older workers are not wanted, I just read an article which had a short quote from the AARP’s Director of Multicultural outreach and engagement. The [...]

“When Is It Time To Take Granddad’s Car Keys Away?” A Tough Workplace Discussion

We are living longer. And working longer. This is good. And our culture and laws prohibit age discrimination in the workplace. This is also good. However, as an adjunct to that, we must deal with something [...]

Employers, The EEOC Is Watching

By: Amy Epstein Gluck The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is making some lists and checking them twice, that's for sure. Piggybacking on my law partner Rich Cohen's post about the annual breakdown of the [...]

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