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Eric Meyer
Egyptian-born FBI agent + post-9/11 transfer = discrimination claim

I am an F....B.....I.... Agent! And if anyone wants to get me this iPad case for Christmas... Wait, what was I supposed to be writing about? Oh yeah, national-origin discrimination. Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian-born American citizen, claimed that...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
When the EEOC Goes Too Far

What is an employer to do when an EEOC investigation goes beyond the bounds of reasonableness? Or when the EEOC's "conciliation" efforts seem more like a joke that a good-faith effort to resolve the claims. There have been a smattering of...

Eric Meyer
"An employee walks into a hospital wearing a Jesus lanyard..."

They can't all begin with a priest, minister and a rabbi walking into a bar. Then again, it's "Religious Accommodation Tuesday" here at The Employer Handbook. So, after the jump, we'll discuss the test to determine whether an employee...

Lisa Stam
Are Blog Posts "Workplace Conduct"?

Last week, the Human Rights Tribunal released a very interesting decision in which discriminatory comments made by a union president on the union's blog raised the issue of competing human rights - namely the right to be free from discrimination in...

Jon Hyman
Co-worker complaints about revised schedules may not be enough to create undue hardship for religious accommodation

Four days after the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hired Kimberly Crider, she informed her supervisor that she was a Seventh Day Adventist, which precluded her from working from sundown Friday through sundown Saturday. Crider's job responsibilities...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
You Can Leave the Light On . . . But Be Sure to Log Out

You can, according to Joe Cocker, leave a light on. But, if you want a second opinion, I'd suggest that you be sure you log out before you leave the computer room. The case of discussion in today's post, Marcus v. Rogers , was brought by a group...