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...
Yesterday, I discussed some pending federal legislation that would expand the FMLA to cover
part-time employees . Now, I hear that another bill introduced in the U.S.
House of Representatives, known as the Equal Employment for All Act, would
With a title like that, this post could only arouse the
interest of an employment lawyer.
But, all of y'all should pay attention.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act , the period of time during which a
covered employee must be paid begins when...
In just over half the States in America, if a majority of
your co-workers elect to have a union represent them at work, then you must
become a member of the union too -- whether you like it or not. Nonmembers who
object to that requirement must still...
What makes retaliation the most common discrimination claim in America ?
I suspect it's because other forms of discrimination
(e.g., race, gender, disability) are more difficult to prove and don't always
result in an adverse employment action...
Of course she does.
What does the Complaint say? And what can
employers take away from it?
In her Complaint (copy here ),
the (former) school-bus driver claims that, after her shift ended, she
privately messaged a student -- someone who never...