Consistent with its strategic plan to provide up-to-date
guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws, last week, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission issued this
press release in which it announced that it had revised...
Earlier this month, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter
signed legislation that provides a credit to employers who offer
health benefits to same-sex couples, life partners and transgender employees .
It took less than 50 days from the date that...
Discrimination is just plain wrong. It is
shocking that there is still anywhere in America where it is legal to fire
someone for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Americans understand
that it's time to make sure our LGBT friends and...
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber
Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act , better known as CISPA. CISPA
provides for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat
information between the intelligence...
Unquestionably, when it come to tackling the Americans with Disabilities Act ,
one of the biggest issues affecting the workplace and accommodating disabled
employees is providing leave as a reasonable accommodation. Anecdotally, a
question that plagues...
Is this Retaliation 2.0?
Two weeks ago, Adria Richards attended an industry
conference at which she overheard sexual jokes from two attendees sitting
behind her during a session. So, she complained...on Twitter:
And then she blogged about it...
Of all employment claims presented to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , retaliation
numero uno. It's been that way since 2010.
There are three essential elements of a retaliation
claim: (1) protected activity -- opposition to discrimination...