Tag: Legal Issues

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…

Would Budget Cuts at EEOC Help or Hurt Your Company

By Barbara Frankel In all likelihood, the government will resolve the budget issues, and the automatic $1.2 trillion in budget cuts known as sequestration won’t be triggered in the first week of March. But if it happens, there’s been web chatter about companies’ benefiting from EEOC cuts because there would…

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;…

$3.4B Class-Action Lawsuit Ends: 350,000 American Indians to Receive Payout

One of the United States’ largest class-action lawsuits came to a close yesterday as American Indians and the federal government finalized a $3.4-billion settlement that would end a 17-year battle over squandered land trust royalties. Approximately 350,000 American Indian beneficiaries will receive a total of $1.5 billion, either $1,000 or…

New 'Supervisor' Definitions Could Increase Discrimination Lawsuits

Is your pending discrimination case “frivolous” litigation Many racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits could be thrown out as such next year, depending how the U.S. Supreme Court decides to clarify its definition of “supervisor” and “coworker.” Justices recently held an hour-long oral argument to discuss whether a person without…

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…

Affirmative Action: What If the Supreme Court Ends It

Corporations struggling to develop a qualified pipeline of Black and Latino talent soon may face additional challenges in reaching their diversity and recruitment goals. It all depends on how the Supreme Court rules in the Fisher v. University of Texas case. The lawsuit before the court on Wednesday could result…

HR & Legal: Setting Goals

At MasterCard Worldwide, where diversity management reports to the legal department, diversity, legal and HR all work together to achieve company goals. MasterCard’s diversity leader, Donna Johnson, details at our diversity event how the company works with HR, legal and diversity to improve its talent-development efforts. Watch the video below.Thefull…

Gay-Cure Ban Stops 'Quackery' Therapy

Being gay is NOT a mental disorderand now there’s finally legislation that agrees. California Governor Jerry Brown approved a bill that bans the arguably “medieval practice” of gay-cure therapies on LGBT youth in his state. The law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

American Airlines Employees Humiliate Family of Boy With Down Syndrome

American Airlines Employees Humiliate Family of Boy With Down Syndrome A teenager with Down syndrome is singled out as a flight risk for smiling and playing with a baseball cap. Watch the action on video. Has a group of American Airlines employees at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport identified…