Author: Bob Gregg

March Legal Roundup: CEO, Chairman Personally Liable in Retaliation Case

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Personal Liability | National-Origin Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Religion & Associational Discrimination | Arbitration Personal Liability Back to top CEO and Chairman Are Personally Liable for $11.3 Million In Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Case A CFO of…

November Legal Roundup: Does ADHD Excuse Verbal Abuse

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | National-Origin Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Race Discrimination | Labor Relations | Family and Medical Leave Act Disability Discrimination Back to top Selective Impairment Does Not Substantially Limit Police Supervisor…

June Legal Roundup: Fired for Eating a Bag of Potato Chips

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | Sexual Harassment | Racial Discrimination | Religion Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Family and Medical Leave Act | Affirmative Action Rules Disability Discrimination Back to top Was “Grazing” a Theft or an Emergency…

March Legal Roundup: Can You Be Fired for an Interracial Relationship

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Constitution/First Amendment | Race Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Constitution/First Amendment Back to top White man cannot be fired for engagement to Black woman. A white county employee was…

February Legal Roundup: Is 'Something Is Wrong' Enough Notice of a Disability

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | Privacy/Misuse of Identity | Age Discrimination | Religion Discrimination | Labor Arbitration | Legislation and Administrative Action Disability Discrimination Back to top “Something is wrong” and “might have a medical condition” are not…

Why Was Employee Not Given Raise Along With Promotion

Race Discrimination “For a young Black man I’m already paying you a lot of money” was not the right reason to deny pay increase. An African-American auditor was promoted to team leader. However, unlike others who were promoted, he received no pay raise. When he inquired about this, a supervisor…

Poor Workforce Diversity Practices Result in Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination Food company settles OFCCP charges of adverse impact hiring discrimination. A national food distributor has agreed to pay approximately $200,000 and change its hiring practices. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) charged that the company’s hiring practices discriminated against women. In a nine-month period, the company…

EEOC Identifies LGBT Protection As 'Emerging Issue'

By Bob Gregg EEOC announces 2013 priorities. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced its four-year (20132016) Strategic Enforcement Plan. The agency plans to devote additional attention to the issues of identifying and eliminating discriminatory recruiting and hiring barriers; enforcing equal-pay laws; protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers;…

Who Can't Be Sued for Discrimination

There are a number of factors that make some employers immune from lawsuits. American Indian tribes are “Sovereign Nations” under the treaties they signed to give away America and be confined to reservations. As Sovereign Nations, tribal organizations are immune from most employment laws. Religious organizations are also exempt from…