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...

Worker taking high road can still quit & sue

  • May 01, 2018

Typically, workers sue after being fired or otherwise subjected to an adverse employment action such as a demotion. But sometimes, aggrieved employees can quit and still...

Now more than ever, rein in sex harassment

  • April 30, 2018

#MeToo spawned the multimillion-dollar #TimesUp fund that pays lawyers to help working-class women press sexual harassment claims in court. For employers, that means you...

How should we handle transgender dress code?

  • April 24, 2018

Q. A new employee refuses to comply with our dress code, which has slightly different requirements for men and women, because the individual is transgender. Though the...

Texas state agencies immune from ADEA

  • April 24, 2018

A federal court has refused to overturn earlier decisions holding that, in Texas, state agencies are exempt from the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act.