9th Circuit: EPA requires ignoring past pay

  • April 20, 2018

Employers that set pay based on past salaries are just as guilty of sex discrimination as those past employers who set a discriminatory rate of pay in the first place.

Harassment training has changed since #MeToo

  • April 17, 2018

Employment lawyers say the first six months of the #MeToo movement hasn’t led to a tsunami of workplace harassment claims by employees—at least not yet. One big...

Harassment victim can’t choose punishment

  • April 13, 2018

Employers have an obligation to investigate and come up with an effective way to stop harassment and prevent it from happening again. However, that doesn’t mean the...

When bias charges arise, never ignore EEOC

  • April 13, 2018

No matter how trivial you might consider discrimination or harassment charges leveled by your employees, never, ever ignore an EEOC complaint. It could wind up costing...

EEOC pursues service-related harassment

  • April 11, 2018

The EEOC is putting employers on notice that it will vigorously enforce the rights of employees who serve in the National Guard or military reserves or who are veterans.

Beware backlash when blaming the victim

  • April 10, 2018

Employee assistance programs can be useful for workers facing stress or other challenges. EAP counseling is supposed to be confidential, which means that, except under...

Surprise lawsuit? Check EEOC paperwork

  • April 05, 2018

If your organization has been served with a discrimination lawsuit, one of the first steps you should take is to check any paperwork from the EEOC or other...

No discrimination without adverse action

  • April 03, 2018

A school counselor who sued because she thought discrimination had cost her a promotion has lost her appeal. Being turned down wasn’t an adverse employment action. And...

Growth displaces legacy staff? Expect lawsuit

  • April 02, 2018

When an organization transitions from a start-up to something bigger, company needs are bound to change. A stellar performer may be left behind. That could trigger a...

$2.5 million premium for underpaying women

  • March 30, 2018

If health insurance giant Humana thought it was saving money by paying women less than men doing comparable work, it was wrong. The company just agreed to pay $2.5...