Tag: Bob Gregg

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…

Racial Discrimination: Black Employee Fired After Being Called the N-Word

Racial Discrimination Racial names do not justify slapping customer. A white customer suspected of shoplifting was escorted to a security area for questioning. The customer’s white friend then barged into the area, cursing at the store employees, one of whom was Black. She used the N-word toward the Black store…

Protect Young Employees From Harassment

Bob Gregg, a partner in Boardman Law Firm, shares his roundup of diversity-related legal issues. He can be reached at rgregg@boardmanlawfirm.com. The child-labor duties and hour restrictions are not the only concerns regarding employment of teenagers. There are a growing number of cases involving sexual harassment and other abusive-environment issues….