Title VII

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 …

ABC News interviews Eric Bachman on the employment law implications of President Trump’s comments

Eric Bachman spoke today with ABC News about the employment law implications of President Trump’s recent remarks to four minority Congresswomen that they should “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came.”  …

What Is The Equality Act And What Will Happen If It Becomes A Law

What Is The Equality Act And What Will Happen If It Becomes A Law?

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 …

An appreciation of Ann Hopkins, a glass ceiling pioneer

Ann Hopkins recently passed away, nearly 30 years after her seminal Supreme Court case helped to shatter the glass ceiling at Price Waterhouse. Hopkins played a huge role in shaping how the courts, indeed the …

Class action gender pay discrimination case settles for $45 million

Family Dollar agreed to pay $45 million to a class of female store managers who sued the company claiming they had been paid less than male store managers.  Earlier this week, a federal court approved …

$13 million awarded in sexual harassment jury trial

A federal jury awarded over $13 million in damages to a single plaintiff in a sexual harassment/hostile work environment case brought under Title VII and New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). The award, however, …

Eric Bachman interviewed by Bloomberg Law about discrimination protections for gig workers/independent contractors

Given the soaring numbers of people working as independent contractors (gig workers) rather than traditional employees, an important question has emerged about what protections these gig workers have against discrimination. The most familiar federal anti-discrimination …

The interplay between Title VII and the Equal Pay Act and why it matters in your pay discrimination claim

Two of the main federal laws that help ensure female employees are paid the same as their male counterparts are Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act (EPA).  Although both …

The EEOC’s new, online system for filing employment discrimination charges: what you need to know

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new, online system for filing and tracking certain charges of workplace discrimination on November 1, 2017. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge …

Are executives and law firm partners covered by Title VII’s employment discrimination protections?

One of the more hotly debated topics is whether executives should be viewed as the employer versus the employee when they suffer discrimination at work.  This matters a great deal because if s/he is deemed an …

$13 million awarded in sexual harassment jury trial

A federal jury awarded over $13 million in damages to a single plaintiff in a sexual harassment/hostile work environment case brought under Title VII and New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). The award, however,

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