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Can saying the “N-word” create a hostile work environment? The Supreme Court may soon weigh in.

The Supreme Court has been asked to decide an issue that has sowed confusion among the various appellate courts around the country: can a single workplace use of the N-word constitute a hostile work environment …

$11.5 million settlement reached in racial glass ceiling case against Kaiser

Kaiser recently settled a class action case that alleged the company had a racial glass ceiling that prevented Black employees from getting promotions and equal pay. Kaiser will pay approximately $11.5 million to resolve the …

How the continuing violation doctrine can help your employment discrimination case

Workplace harassment and hostile work environment claims—most typically sexual or racial harassment—can be hard to prove, and harder still if some of the more extreme discrimination occurred more than 300 days before a charge of …

Are Partners “Employees” or “Employers” in a discrimination lawsuit? A new case weighs in.

An increasingly hot topic in employment discrimination cases is whether law firm partners, doctors, and senior managers/directors should be deemed an “employee” versus “employer” for purposes of laws such as Title VII of the 1964 …

Equal Pay Day and the continuing importance of the Equal Pay Act

Equal Pay Day is the date (March 24) that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in 2020. Progress has been made in narrowing the gap between what …

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Ruling in gender pay discrimination case: past earnings cannot justify pay discrimination

One of the most hotly debated topics in employment law is whether basing employees’ salaries on past earnings is a sex-neutral policy or, instead, it amounts to pay discrimination. In Aileen Rizzo v. Jim Yovino, …

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4 steps toward demolishing the “Concrete Ceiling” that Black employees face

In the past month, the country has undergone a much-needed reckoning that examines the harsh inequalities that black Americans face on a daily basis. Whether it is in the context of excessive force used by …

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 …

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