On March 1, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed its first federal lawsuits alleging sexual orientation discrimination against employers. Both cases allege harassment because of sexual orientation by the plaintiffs’ manager or supervisor. Although … [Read more...] about Quick Tips to Ensure Your Workplace is Prepared for Evolving Employment Laws on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Communication barriers in the workplace
What do we mean when we talk about “mental health”?The World Health Organisation defines mental health as:“a state of well-being in which every individual realises his/her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and … [Read more...] about This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, held that discrimination claims based on disparate-impact are cognizable and may be brought under §§804(a) and 805(a) of the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"). The holding came in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs et al. … [Read more...] about Fair Housing Act and Disparate-Impact – Is There a Bit of a Silver Lining in the Dark Cloud of a Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision?
Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang, who presided over the first commission meeting of her tenure today. Newly sworn in Commissioner … [Read more...] about Workplace Harassment Still a Major Problem: Experts Tell Equal Employment Opportunity Commision
Houston Home and Community Services Organization Unlawfully Fired Pregnant Employee Pursuant to Illegal No-Pregnancy Policy, Federal Agency ChargedHOUSTON - A federal judge has awarded a pregnancy discrimination victim almost $75,000 in back pay and damages following a decision … [Read more...] about Judge Awards Nearly $75,000 to Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination in EEOC Suit Against United Bible