by Joseph U. Leonoro
A few weeks ago in this forum, we talked about an
important opinion from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals - the Circuit in which
Kentucky and Ohio sit - on associational discrimination. Well, that Court
must be enjoying its time in the spotlight, because it recently issued...
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 or participation
in the statutory complaint...
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 here . The social-media complaints resulted in one...
While attending a conference, Adria Richards became
offended by two attendees sitting behind telling inappropriate jokes. So, she tweeted her grievance. Then, she blogged about it. Then, her employer fired her. Ars technica has the full details.
If the people about whom Ms. Richards complained were...
I intended to begin the week with a post about a company’s legal obligation to predict — yes, predict — an employee’s mental fitness for duty. Then, I started on a brief tangent on Ellen Pao , the former partner of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, who just lost a highly...
by Martin J. Saunders
Like most statutes prohibiting discrimination, Title VII also outlaws retaliation so that individuals will not be inhibited from asserting claims under the statute. Thus, Title VII prohibits retaliation against anyone who opposes an act made unlawful by it. The question, therefore...