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Spreading gender-based rumors at work can create a hostile work environment, says federal appellate court

Can a false rumor about a woman “sleeping” her way to a promotion give rise to a hostile work environment claim? Yes. On February 8, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit …

Who is a “similarly situated” employee? New answers from a federal appellate court shed some light

A recent federal court of appeals case sheds new light on the question of who should be considered a “similarly situated employee” as compared to the plaintiff in an employment discrimination case. The context in …

What is H.R. 5, aka the Equality Act?

A pressing topic in employment discrimination law over the last few years has been whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against individuals …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Max Scherzer, a $5 million settlement, and how they all relate to workplace parental leave policies

Washington Nationals’ pitching ace Max Scherzer recently took parental leave and helped shine a light on a hot employment topic: ensuring that employers’ parental leave policies are fair and gender-neutral. This issue also gained attention …

Let’s not wait for the next World Cup to score equal pay for women

Last month, the U.S. Women’s National soccer Team (USWNT) won their fourth FIFA World Cup. Several months earlier, USWNT players filed a complaint in federal court against their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). The …

If You Are 50+ You Likely Will Be Pushed Out Of Your Job, So Plan Now

ProPublica and the Urban Institute recently issued a report with startling conclusions about the lasting impact of age discrimination against employees. While age discrimination has long been prevalent in the workplace, the crippling damage it …

Did you know the EEOC enforces complaints about misusing genetic information at work?

Many people know that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates claims of workplace discrimination related to an employee’s race, gender, age, etc. But most of the public does not realize that the EEOC …

When is an employer’s reason for firing you actually a pretext for discrimination?

In employment litigation, some of the most important evidence is centered on the question of whether the employer had a legitimate reason to terminate your employment or whether the reason was simply a pretext for …

Nearly $1 million verdict in employment retaliation case affirmed

A jury returned a verdict of almost $1 million to a former employee in New Jersey who was retaliated against and the state’s appellate court has now affirmed the verdict.  Retaliation claims are the single most …

Just who are you equal to under the Equal Pay Act?

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits employers from paying unequal wages for equal work and the law specifically prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of gender. To prevail on a claim of wage discrimination under …

What is H.R. 5, aka the Equality Act?

A pressing topic in employment discrimination law over the last few years has been whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against individuals

Just who are you equal to under the Equal Pay Act?

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits employers from paying unequal wages for equal work and the law specifically prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of gender. To prevail on a claim of wage discrimination under

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