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Will BLM force Wall Street to finally reckon with its lack of diversity?

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has spotlighted racial injustice and inequality that exists across the country, including in workplaces and executive suites in far too many industries. Perhaps the most glaring dearth of Black …

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What is “sex-plus” discrimination and why are these employment claims on the rise?

“Sex-plus” discrimination claims expand Title VII’s protection to subgroups of employees who suffer discrimination based on multiple characteristics. Although these claims have typically been harder to prove than those based on one characteristic alone, two …

WSJ report finds that glass ceiling for women CEOs remains in place

A recent study by the Wall Street Journal found that, although women make up a larger share of the chief executive officer role than ever before, they remain significantly underrepresented in CEO positions. Specifically, the …

COVID-19 layoff or pretext for age discrimination?

The recent, unprecedented changes to our country and its workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic have upended the lives of millions. The economic fallout continues and in many instances, employers simply have no choice but …

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Which employment laws actually help prevent discrimination against pregnant employees?

The difficulties faced by pregnant employees, whether they work in large corporations, local stores, or in the government, are difficult to overstate. A number of federal and state laws, such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, are …

Older female employees face a double whammy during Covid-19 turmoil

According to AARP employment data, women over the age of 55 face a dual threat to their careers and earning power amid the financial and labor market turmoil due to Covid-19. In April, approximately 20 …

Pride Month underscores the need for strong anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ employees

June is Pride Month, which celebrates LGBTQ communities and also serves as a reminder of the important work still to be done to ensure equal rights for LGBTQ individuals. Encouraging progress is underway, as shown …

5 indispensable things consumer products whistleblowers need to know

The consumer products industry is sprawling and countless employees play a pivotal role in making sure products —ranging from toys to coffee makers to power tools — do not pose a threat to people using …

Should the legal standard for harassment/hostile work environment claims be redefined?

With the possibility of more employees returning to the office in 2021, momentum is building at the state and local levels to rethink what an employee must show to prove they have been harassed at …

New case: a single, vile slur could create a hostile work environment under Title VII 

Yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a supervisor allegedly calling an employee, “You fucking n***er,” could, without more, be enough to establish a hostile work environment under Title VII.  Daniel v. T&M …

COVID-19 layoff or pretext for age discrimination?

The recent, unprecedented changes to our country and its workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic have upended the lives of millions. The economic fallout continues and in many instances, employers simply have no choice but

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