For harassment to qualify as sexual harassment it
must be because of sex. That means that the complained-of misconduct is of a
sexual nature, or it singles out women differently than men. Non-sex-based
conduct that targets women and men the same, no...
According to a recent survey by careerbuilder.com , 29% of employees admit
to playing hooky from work, taking "sick" days when they were really running
errands or having fun with friends or family.
Despite this number, only 28% of businesses...
EEOC announced that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a job applicant who
lost his position after a pre-employment drug screen revealed methadone in his
According to the EEOC's complaint, Craig Burns is a
recovering drug addict...
If you are asking questions in job interviews about
candidates social media activities, I bet it's not like what happened in a
short movie that debuted recently online, Have I
Shared Too Much?
In the 12-minute movie, an interviewee trying to...
The Peace Corps asked the EEOC for an opinion on the
legality of its use of conviction and arrest records to screen potential
volunteers. In response, the EEOC published an informal opinion letter , which offers
guidance for employers who are considering...
The FMLA allows for two different theories of
recovery-interference and retaliation. Interference is when an employer
denies an FMLA benefit to which an employee is entitled and of which the
employee provided notice. Retaliation is when an employee's...
This time next week, I'll be in Denver to speak about
workplace social media issues at the annual Meritas Litigation and Labor & Employment Conference.
In preparing for my session, I came across the following statistics (taken from