Archive for 'Sex'

In April 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in Hively v. Ivy Tech Comty. Coll. Of Ind., held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.   The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals covers the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  In Hively, the […]

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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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