All Items: Discrimination

  • 11th Circuit Finds Title VII Does Not Ban Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    March 17, 2017

    A divided 11th Circuit appellate court has ruled 2-1 that a gay woman who presents herself in a masculine manner cannot sue her former employer for sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

  • California Unisex Single-Occupant Restroom Law Takes Effect

    March 1, 2017

    Effective March 1, 2017, California employers must post signage that identifies restrooms with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user as being available to all genders.

  • Workplace Dating Surprisingly Common, Survey Finds

    February 9, 2017

    More than four in 10 workers have dated a coworker, and many of them even dated their bosses, according to a survey by the job search website CareerBuilder.

  • EEOC Workplace Discrimination Charges Increased Slightly in FY2016

    January 25, 2017

    The 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2016 represents an increase of 2% over fiscal 2015 but a decrease of 8% from the all-time high of 99,922 charges filed in fiscal 2010.

  • Mandatory Flu Shot Programs Without Religious Exemptions Targeted by EEOC

    January 6, 2017

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' sincerely held religious practices, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of their business.

  • US DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding EEO in Apprenticeship Opportunities

    January 4, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that updates equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements with respect to apprenticeships. Current protections are expanded to include disability, age, genetic information and sexual orientation.

  • Philadelphia Poised to Restrict Salary History Questions in Hiring Process

    December 22, 2016

    A new Philadelphia law would ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. Massachusetts and California have passed similar laws, but Philadelphia will become the first city in the nation with a so-called wage history law if Mayor Jim Kenney signs the measure as expected.

  • EEOC Releases National Origin Discrimination Guidance

    December 5, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, a question-and-answer publication and a small business fact sheet, which are intended to communicate the EEOC's position on legal issues.

  • 9th Circuit Rules Reservist Must Arbitrate Employment Claim

    October 24, 2016

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) does not prohibit a mandatory arbitration clause covering employment discrimination claims.

  • Job Applicants May Not Bring ADEA Disparate-Impact Claims, 11th Circuit Finds

    October 14, 2016

    In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the 11th Circuit has held that the disparate-impact provision in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only covers discrimination against employees, not job applicants. The decision creates a split in the circuits that could lead to Supreme Court review.

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