Disabled Employees and Harassing Coworkers: Significant New Decision

Well, it took a while but the federal circuit appeals court in NY just joined it “sister circuits” and held that “hostile work environment claims are cognizable under the ADA.” What does this mean? Title VII [...]

Accusations of “Institutionalized Gender Discrimination” Dominate Women’s Professional Soccer

By Amy Epstein Gluck Last week, the entire U.S. women's soccer team filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against the United States Soccer Federation alleging unequal pay, practice time, medical treatment, and [...]

Vet With Service Dog Denied Employment: Was Company Asking The EEOC To Sue It?

There appears to be a new category of cases where the EEOC may be targeting employers who discriminate:  veterans with disabilities. Why? The employers are easy targets.  You know:  “low hanging fruit.” I already posted last week about the EEOC [...]

Waddya Think? Is The Word “Elderly” Offensive and Ageist?

Words are important; designations and characterizations are important. What people are called is important – for many reasons. Readers know that I collect, among other things, words and comments directed to or describing older workers [...]

Opposition and Retaliation—Key Components of Laws Like Title VII and the ADA

By Amy Epstein Gluck Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, sued a Maryland-based employer for terminating a director because she spoke out against [...]

Ridiculed At Work For Her Disability: EEOC

Workplace harassment is not limited to sexual or racial categories, although those are the most common. A new lawsuit by the EEOC shows how cruel people can be – ridiculing a disabled worker because of [...]

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