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 [...]

“A Lean And Agile Workforce Wanted!” (Older Folks Need Not Apply)

I'm always interested to see how different words, terms and expressions are used by employers to communicate that "old people need not apply."  You know - anyone over [fill in the blank]. This is illegal ageism, [...]

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