Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Miss EEOC Deadlines, Lose Your Claims

The deadline for filing charges for discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) are strict and the failure to comply with the deadline may result in forfeiture of all claims. For charges arising out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...

What Is The EEOC Process Really Like?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a United States federal agency tasked with enforcing laws that prohibit workplace discrimination. Its primary role is to investigate and address complaints related to discrimination, harassment, or wrongful...

Yes, You Can Be Fired For Saying “F*ck (Race) People”

Ashley Bush served as the head coach for the girls’ basketball team at Frederick High School. On February 5, 2020, several members of the varsity team decided to leave the team, alleging that Bush had been treating them abusively. Despite an investigation by the...

Employer’s Lies Are Called Pretext

What does pretext mean? In the context of wrongful termination or employment discrimination, pretext refers to a situation where an employer provides a false or misleading reason for terminating an employee. This reason is presented as the official justification for...

Am I Stuck With An Arbitration Agreement?

Many employees don’t even realize they signed an arbitration agreement at the beginning of their employment and are surprised when the employer attempts to use it to block a lawsuit from moving forward. Our employment discrimination lawyers recently blogged about why...

Arbitration Agreements Are Bad For Employees

Let’s start off with the undisputed truth: Arbitration is bad for employees. In March 2022, in a bipartisan effort, Congress enacted, and President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law that precludes employers...

EEOC Releases Revised Anti-Harassment Guidelines for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Will the EEOC’s update to its enforcement guidance help employers address issues related to the LGBTQ+ community? Probably not, but it is a great start. Across the United States, sexual orientation and gender identity remain subjects of extensive debate and political...

Discriminatory Failure To Promote Claim Relies On Being A Markedly Superior Candidate

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employment based on race/color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and national origin. When it comes to failure to promote claims under Title VII, if an employer asserts...

Yes, You Can Be Fired For Not Reporting Your Boss’s Sexual Harassment

The Complex Interaction of Silence and Consequences in the Workplace Many employees work for a boss, manager, or supervisor who treats them well and has given them opportunities to succeed. That type of leadership instills a willingness to work hard and produce...

Judges May Have Discriminatory Bias Too

Let me start off by saying that I truly believe that the United States has the best justice system in the world. With that said, our justice system is far from perfect. When it comes to pursuing an employment claim, it's important to keep in mind that the justice...

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