Tag: Legal

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…

Supreme Court Punts Decision on Affirmative Action

By Chris Hoenig In a decision that indicates a compromise among the justices, the Supreme Court has elected not to rule on a challenge to affirmative action argued before it late last year. The 7-to-1 ruling from the court provides a small victory for opponents of affirmative action, vacating a…

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…

'I Didn't Get the Job Because I'm Black'

Race Discrimination Diversity and inclusion in the corporate culture could mean preemptive hiring is discrimination.A Black employee alleged that she was denied a promotion to a higher IT position, and a less-qualified Asian employee was selected instead. The employer’s defense was that she never applied for the position and, therefore,…

Ask the White Guy: Racism and Affirmative ActionWhy White Victims Are the Key to the Solution

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti thinks affirmative action is going to be killed by the Supreme Courtand explains why white people as victims are central to finding a solution. Question: I would love to see your response to this article, A New Kind of Affirmative Action Can Ensure Diversity. You always…

Managers' Racist Bullying Ends in Hospital Paying $1M Lawsuit

The EEOC and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) won their case against the Delano Regional Medical Center in California. Representing nearly 70 Filipino nurses and healthcare staffers, the case is the largest workplace language-discrimination lawsuit on the West Coast and in the national healthcare industry. Watch the video below…

Can You Prevent a 'Todd Akin' Moment at Your Organization

We can’t control the people who work for us, as Republican leaders learned this week after Rep. Todd Akin‘s now-infamous inaccurate remark that it’s extremely rare for rape victims to get pregnant. Despite entreaties from GOP leaders, including presumptive vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, Akin is continuing his run for…

Why This Attorney Makes Global Human Rights His Personal Challenge

Diversity and inclusion isn’t limited to company walls or country boundaries, says Raymond M. Brown. Hislife work fighting global human-rights violations started in a low-income housing project in Jersey City, N.J.His values and priorities were set early on by his father, Raymond A. Brown, a noted criminal attorney and civil-rights…