Archive for 'Sex'

In January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, issued proposed new harassment guidance seeking input from the public.  The public comment period ended March 21, 2017. One big take away from the Guidance is that it is the EEOC’s position that discrimination and harassment based on […]

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Last January, the Obama Administration proposed executive action through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watchdog for employment discrimination statutes, to require certain businesses to provide information on how much their employees were paid. This information was to be broken down based on race, gender, and ethnicity.  In theory, this would allow the […]

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When employers hear the news that their employee is pregnant, many do not know what to do.  Fortunately, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) just-released guidance explains exactly what employers should do.  It details how the EEOC will be enforcing the law with regard to the sixdifferent federal statutes controlling this issue: Title VII of […]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (“First Circuit”) recently held an employer could be liable for sex discrimination under Title VII where an employee’s job performance is maligned by a co-worker.  The co-worker’s romantic overtures were rebuffed by the employee, the co-worker had intended to cause the employee’s termination, and the […]

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Supreme Court Hands Down Victory for Employers

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on June 30, 2013

The United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Vance v. Ball State University that makes it easier for employers to defend against harassment suits.  When an employee is harassed by a co-worker on the basis of a protected status, such as race or sex, the company is liable only if it knew or had […]

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