What to expect: EEOC push on pregnancy bias

  • May 24, 2018

Two recent EEOC lawsuits illustrate that the agency is serious about enforcing the Pregnancy Discrimination Act as interpreted in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 Young...

Beware even appearance of pregnancy bias

  • May 24, 2018

Be careful how you react when an employee announces she is expecting. In the end, the employer won this pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, but defending against it cost...

Prevent training misfires with follow-up

  • May 11, 2018

Training isn’t enough. Without careful follow-up, your training efforts may backfire—badly! Consider what happened in early May at Albertsons, the national grocery...

Minor annoyance doesn’t warrant lawsuit

  • May 10, 2018

Few courts want to mediate petty disputes. Judges have more important matters to attend to. Just ask the judge who issued a caustic ruling in this recent case.

Challenge based on arbitrator’s bias fails

  • May 08, 2018

A federal court has concluded it doesn’t have the right to disqualify an arbitrator from hearing a case before a decision has been made. It’s another indication that...

Caste bias may pose new litigation risk

  • May 04, 2018

Discrimination between members of protected classes is just as illegal under Title VII as discrimination by members of a majority class against minorities. Now there is...

Women much more likely to perceive pay bias

  • May 01, 2018

Nearly a third of women (32%) do not think they are making the same pay as men in their organization who have similar experience and qualifications, compared to 12% of...