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...

EEOC sues over ‘man’s world’ comment

  • March 23, 2018

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a kitchen management company over allegations that a manager ignored HR directives and complaints from a female chef who tried to...

Train staff to respect transgender customers

  • March 20, 2018

Do you train employees to treat all customers with respect, regardless of sexual orientation, transgender status and the like? If not, you may be unwittingly creating a...

Worker must ask for religious accommodation

  • March 19, 2018

Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for a worker’s religious practices, including letting workers skip shifts for religious holidays. But it is up...