Every single attorney general just signed a letter to congress demanding the end of mandatory arbitration agreements. See letter to Congress.
While the letter is limited to sexual harassment claims, this is a stunning development and signals a strong shift.
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers is supporting legislation that would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment agreements. (View Press Release)
This bill is in its infancy, and currently bans only arbitration of sexual harassment. We have no doubt that much more work will be done on ... Read More
No surprise. Corporate sexual harassment trainings simply don’t work. A study form the University of Oregon found that, “Without a morally compelling legal core to animate the purpose of the training and provide coherence to the rules, harassment training becomes a hollow exercise in corporate compliance. The ... Read More
Philip Gordon was quoted in Bloomberg Law today concerning Dell EMC's $110,000 settlement of discrimination claims brought by a transgender intern who said she was subject to a hostile work environment, denied advancement and retaliated against.
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Gretchen Carlson posted this yesterday, detailing her thoughts, efforts and concerns about workplace arbitration clauses. If you want a first hand account of the impact of these clauses, this is worth a read. Of course, if you're experiencing sexual harassment, discrimination or any other problems at work, give us ... Read More
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released data from the 2016 fiscal year. Charges of workplace discrimination have increased for every protected class. The top five employment charges for 2016 were:
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is taking a stance to protect transgender workers from employment discrimination. Though there is currently no federal statute expressly prohibiting this type of discrimination, the EEOC has chosen to pursue these matters under the sex discrimination clause of Title VII. One recently decided case involved ... Read More
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently handed New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) a huge blow, when it issued a determination against the agency totaling more than $246 million.
Details of the Case
On behalf of a group of African American and Hispanic Administrative Managers, the Communications Workers of ... Read More
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) appears to be on the verge of issuing new guidelines on pregnancy discrimination. Following a large and rapidly increasing number of lawsuits centering around pregnancy bias, the EEOC seems poised to take action following comments made by Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. ... Read More