Tag: Legal Issues

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…

Conversion Therapy Is Fraud: N.J. Judge

By Albert Lin In what many are calling a landmark decision, a New Jersey judge has ruled that people who, in advertising conversion-therapy services, describe homosexuality as a disorder that can be cured are committing consumer fraud. It is the first time a United States court has found that homosexuality…

Companies Can Fine You for High Cholesterol, Smoking

By Chris Hoenig Honeywell, the company that makes everything from home thermostats to astronaut life-support systems, can go forward with a program that penalizes employees who refuse wellness screenings, though the program itself may be on life support. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit looking to block…

Courts: Texas, Wisconsin Voter-ID Laws Are Racist

By Daryl Hannah Texas voters will not need to present a photo ID in order to cast a ballot this November, thanks to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, who likened the newly proposed requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress Black and Latino voter…

October Legal Roundup: Is Employee With Down Syndrome Entitled to Blanket Protection

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | National-Original Discrimination | Religion Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Family and Medical Leave Act Disability Discrimination Back to top Grocery Store Employee’s Profane Outbursts Do Not Have to Be Accommodated. Photo by Shutterstock…

Woman Fired Because She Is 'Not Black Enough'

By Albert Lin A Canadian woman has been awarded monetary damages after an arbitrator found that she was fired for not being Black enough. Rachel Brothers, who is biracial, worked as a Regional Educator for the Black Educators Association’s office in Kentville, Nova Scotia, in 2006 for 11 months before…

Homophobic Editor Sues for Discrimination

By Chris Hoenig Former Newton (Iowa) Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman is suing the newspaper and its owners, Shaw Media, claiming religious discrimination after being fired for an anti-LGBT column he wrote. Eschliman’s entry, published in April on a personal blog, questioned “the Gaystapo,” his term for those who say…

July Legal Roundup: Can a Straight Man Be Fired for Being Too 'Sensitive,' 'Feminine'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Coverage Discrimination | National-Original Discrimination | Litigation | Constitutional Rights | National Labor Relations Act | Family and Medical Leave Act | Legislative and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Back to…

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…