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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 …

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What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and what happens if it becomes law?

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) (H.R. 2694), which could have major implications for companies around the country. If enacted, the PWFA would require most employers to provide reasonable accommodations …

ADA “perceived as disabled” employment lawsuits in the age of COVID-19

It’s generally recognized that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination, but less well-known is that the ADA also protects employees who are not disabled but are perceived as being so …

The differences between workplace bullying and a “hostile work environment”

Workplace bullying and its damaging effects have been hot topics in the news recently. In these stories, a generally toxic office culture is often discussed interchangeably with the legal concept of a hostile work environment. …

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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