Did diversity and inclusion in a corporate culture cause a reaction to this chin-chucking incident? Read this case and more in our legal update.
Did a Black employee create a hostile work environment for white workers? Read this and other important legal decisions.
Racist emails, gender discrimination and unlawful terminations—read about these and other recent court rulings.
See the new deadline for reporting the number of veteran employees in a company, the outcome of the largest ADA settlement in history, and more.
Employers need to consider all applicants and exclude people with criminal records only when it is a legitimate disqualification. Here's how to determine what's relevant to your positions.
How can you ensure that teens you employ are protected against sexual harassment, abusive environments and age discrimination?
Did members of a university's top management team carousing with "drinking buddies" lead to a $260,000 sexual-harassment settlement?
Your supervisor might be able to lock you out of promotions legally, if you have a "poor working relationship."
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A new study finds that an overwhelming majority of workplace-discrimination suits don't get anywhere near trial. And when they do, plaintiffs mostly lose.
Who has benefited most from affirmative action? The answer will surprise you and will explain why the practice is still beneficial.
Employers don't have to provide "reasonable accommodations" for employees with serious mental conditions that Congress deems "improper or immoral." Boardman Law Firm's attorney Bob Gregg explains that and more in this legal roundup.
Employees who complain about sexual harassment must use their employer's complaint process and the courts to address the issue, not threaten their supervisors. Attorney Bob Gregg explains this and other sex-discrimination-related legal issues.
The EEOC may begin to crack down on the use of criminal-background checks because they are a "systemic practice" and may be unlawful. Employers should tread lightly.
What constitutes an age-discrimination case? Read about two specific cases, one successful and one not, in this legal roundup from Boardman Law Firm's attorney Bob Gregg.
The EEOC now says that obesity is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, after courts had rejected obesity as a disability under the ADA. Attorney Bob Gregg explains this and other disability-related legal issues.
The fate of the largest gender-bias lawsuit in the country's history — and the impact on future cases in corporate America — hinges on whether the Supreme Court will let the Walmart class action go to trial.
Racist bathroom graffiti, unwanted sexual advances and training "recommendations" comprise this month's legal update. Also, does cancer in remission constitute a disability? And why did the U.S. Senate change "retardation" to "intellectual disabilities" in all federal law?
To please a client, one placement agency referred to Black men as "basketball players" and Black women as "chocolate cupcakes." See this and other recent discrimination court cases here.
The EEOC's latest report provides a snapshot of EEO activities in federal government and includes workforce profiles of agencies with 500 or more employees broken down by pay level and demographic group.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's 2009 annual report reveals a stunning lack of compliance, commitment and accountability by a number of federal agencies and agency leadership, especially when compared with the private industry.
Wal-Mart has petitioned the Supreme Court to toss out what would be the largest class-action employment lawsuit in history over claims of gender bias.
Find out how the EEOC settled this race, national-origin and religious-discrimination case, and read how the courts ruled in other workplace-related lawsuits.
Also, what happened to one employee who exercised her workplace rights? And what should you not be doing during leave? Read how the courts decided three FMLA cases.