Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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...

Reductions In Force and Employer Liability Under Title VII, ADEA, and ADA

Unfortunately, in today’s economy, businesses are having financial issues. According to the Wall Street Journal, recession fears has prompted Facebook parent Meta, Alphabet, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs to cut employees. CNN further reports that companies such as...

Can Religious Employers Use Faith-Based Beliefs To Discriminate Against LGBTQ+ Employees?

Maybe. As our loyal readers know, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides, in relevant part, that “It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer…to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or...

Can I Extend The Time To Sue For Employment Discrimination?

How long do I have to sue for employment discrimination and what happens if I miss the deadline? As our employee’s rights attorneys have blogged about before, the deadlines for filing employment discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination claims under Title...

Yes, You Can Get A Poor Review For Falling Asleep At Work And Leaving Early

Gilbert Edwin worked for Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., an environmental and industrial service provider, as an environmental technician, which was designated a safety position by his employer. Employment records showed that Edwin was caught sleeping on...

Yes, You Can Be Denied A Job That You Are Not Qualified To Hold

“Just because you can doesn't mean you should.” The American legal system allows individuals to represent themselves in court. This practice is called acting pro se. Our lawyers have blogged regularly to warn employees about the complexities employment discrimination...

Can Employers Beat Race And Gender Claims By Equally Harassing Everyone?

Yesterday, our employment discrimination attorney discussed whether offensive music could create a racially or sexually hostile work environment based on the recent United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding in Sharp v. S&S Activewear, L.L.C.,...

Can Offensive Music Create A Hostile Work Environment In Violation Of Title VII?

Last week, in Sharp v. S&S Activewear, L.L.C., No. 21-17138, 2023 WL 3857491, (9th Cir. June 7, 2023), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit addressed the offensive music issue as well as whether there is a violation of Title VII of the Civil...

Marijuana & Employee’s Workplace Rights

The policies surrounding employees’ use of cannabis, CBD, and THC products in the workplace are evolving. Many states are enacting law to allow medical and/or recreational use of cannabis. In today’s blog, our employment law attorneys will discuss what claims,...

The Cautionary Tale Of A Good Employment Case

As my good friend, Kenny Rodgers, once said, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away, know when to run.” There comes a time in most every case when a plaintiff-employee can claim the win by settling the case. The trick is to...

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