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EEOC Suit: Restaurant Manager Sexually Harassed Two Sisters – One After The Other

Just a couple of months ago I posted a news story from Canada about an academic study which found that “Female servers have to put up with a lot of sexual harassment on the job.”  The [...]

How Many Swastikas Sprayed On The Locker Of An Auschwitz Survivor Constitutes Hostile Work Environment

“If you were a (rare) survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, would one swastika spray painted in your workplace be enough to create a hostile environment for you? Or one “Hitler” scrawled on your work locker? No? How about [...]

Employment Decisions Based Upon Perceptions Of Disability Violates The ADA

Firing an employee if you perceive that he/she is disabled is just as violative of the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as if he/she actually had a disability. A Tampa company was just sued by [...]

Truckers Sue Under The ADA

I don’t know why, but it seems that employment discrimination lawsuits involving trucking companies are becoming a staple over at the EEOC.  As I collect disability cases filed by the EEOC against medical and healthcare [...]

Will The NY Federal Appeals Court Reconsider Whether Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation?

A little more than a month ago, a three-judge federal appeals panel in New York City held in Christiansen v. Omnicom Grp., No. 16-478, 2017 WL 1130183, at *2 (2d Cir. Mar. 27, 2017), that [...]

Employers Must Accommodate Time Off For Religious Observances

Once again the “takeaway” comes first today - in the form of a quote from an EEOC official: "Unfortunately, employers refusing time off for religious observances has become an increasingly common issue affecting the workforce. [...]

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