Tag: Legal Issues

September Legal Roundup: Is Employer Liable for 'Creepy' Coworker

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Religion, Race, National-Origin Discrimination | Legislation and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Creepy love poet in short shorts. Photo by Shutterstock A police chief and a mayor failed to stop sexual harassment…

August Legal Roundup: How Did Employer Discover Medical-Leave Fraud

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Family and Medical Leave Act | Disability Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Religious Discrimination | National Labor Review Board Family and Medical Leave Act Talking to the press was not wise, and led to…

Housing Discrimination More Subtle, But Still Absurdly High

By Chris Hoenig Image Courtesy: TheDigitel It’s less overt and harder to easily identify, but housing discrimination by sellers, landlords and housing agents still runs high. A new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development finds that in major cities across the country, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians…

SLIDESHOW: U.S. Celebrates Gay-Rights Rulings

Supporters and advocates of gay rights and equality lifted their arms, flags and voices in celebration after Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8. From coast to coast, DiversityInc takes you on a tour of smiles all around. [SlideDeck2 id=29652]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court has overturned the federal government’s ban on the recognition of same-gender marriage written into the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issued a ruling that allows same-gender marriages to resume in California. The 5-to-4 ruling on DOMA, authored by Justice Anthony…

SLIDESHOW: U.S.'s LGBT Community—Revealing Trends & Attitudes

Just ahead of the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-gender marriage, the Pew Research Center released a series of surveys regarding attitudes, experiences and acceptance in the United States’ LGBT community. The studies provided some unique insights. DiversityInc presents some of the most revealing. [SlideDeck2 id=29382]

Supreme Court Strikes Part of Voting Rights Act

By Chris Hoenig The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has found that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. The ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, voids the section that sets the jurisdictions that are subject to federal monitoring, “in light of current conditions.”…

Supreme Court Redefines Workplace Discrimination

By Chris Hoenig The Supreme Court, in a pair of decisions handed down on Monday, narrowed the rules and definitions for bringing lawsuits based on workplace discrimination. In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices restricted the definition of a supervisor to someone with direct hiring and firing powers and the authority…

June Legal Roundup: Another Misstep for Abercrombie

Here’s the latest on some discrimination cases that have gone before the courts: National Origin and Religion | Disability | Age | Sex NATIONAL ORIGIN AND RELIGION DISCRIMINATION Clothing company should allow hijab. Abercrombie & Fitch denied a job to a Muslim teenage applicant because she wore her hijab head…