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In the coming months, the Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers. The current composition of the court makes the anticipated outcome hard to predict. At the moment, there are four judges appointed by a Democratic president, and five […]

In the last few months, the #MeToo movement has brought to light many shocking cases of sexual abuse and harassment by powerful figureheads in media, government, and much more. One of the most horrific was the abuse by Larry Nassar, a former physician for the US Gymnastic Team and Michigan State University. What makes his […]

Over the weekend, famed New Orleans chef John Besh alleged harassment of employees was chronicled by the Times-Picayune. The allegations against Besh Restaurant Group, which employs thousands and spans across numerous restaurants throughout the country, came down just after a flood of allegations against former Weinstein Company executive, Harvey Weinstein. Social media posts, articles, and […]

Imagine your work day starts like any other. You get to the office, but when you reach for your key or badge to enter it isn’t there. For some Wisconsin employees, this situation would not induce panic. That is because a Wisconsin-based employer is now offering employees the option of having a microchip implanted in […]

Can he do that? The question many Americans asked after President Trump tweeted that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the military is being echoed around the world as many people on both sides of the political fence took to social media and verbal debate yesterday to share their view of […]

Two weeks ago, most Americans were celebrating Father’s Day.  Remembering the contributions that our fathers made to our lives brings up the discussion of paternal leave, breaks male employees take from work to take care of recently born or adopted children.  Paternal leave can help accustom a father to his new role, ease the stresses […]

EmCare, which claims to be “the nation’s largest medical staffing network and healthcare management company,” might need to call in for a sick day.  The company will be forced to pay nearly half a million dollars to three employees for unlawful termination.  A Texas federal jury found that the employees had been fired because they […]

With Mother’s Day on the horizon most of us are thinking of ways to show our moms that we are thankful for them. Brown & Brown, an insurance brokerage firm in Florida, will be paying a significant penalty for not showing their appreciation to mothers. The firm offered a position to a woman via email. […]

Avoiding a sexual harassment scandal doesn’t have to be hard. Despite the fact that laws prohibiting sexual harassment have been on the books for decades, companies of all sizes continue to find themselves in hot water as the result of sexual harassment complaints. In just the past few months, sexual harassment complaints have led to […]

Two former employees of a Mississippi Kroger’s meat department were denied relief by the Fifth Circuit, as the man they claimed was sexually harassing them was not found to be a “supervisor” under the meaning required by Title VII. The two female employees were meat department clerks who were subjected to inappropriate comments, groping, and […]

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