Employment Law

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Employment Law Q&A: July ’17

June 14, 2017
Q. During busy times we require staff to work through their lunch breaks, but we provide them with a catered lunch to eat while working. They seem to have no problem with this. Is it legal?
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Worker’s comments on Glassdoor.com protected

June 14, 2017
A transgender employee at educational technology company IXL Learning Inc. was fired after he posted a negative review about the employer on Glassdoor.com.
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Name-calling can only lead to trouble

May 10, 2017
A military veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and was dubbed “psycho” by his supervisor, was forced to quit his welding job to avoid the abuse.
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The EEOC just made it a bit easier for a disgruntled employee to get a lawsuit off the ground

April 15, 2017
Five of the EEOC’s offices have launched a new Online Inquiry and Appointment System.
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Employment Law Q&A: May ’17

April 12, 2017
Q. A supervisor in our company wants to ignore the employee handbook and change the working hours for her department only. Can she do that?
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Employment Law Q&A: April ’17

March 8, 2017
Q. When we interview job candidates, we know there are a lot of questions that we shouldn’t ask. However, one particular person started telling me about her extensive activities with her church, which got me thinking about her availability for the job. Can I glean more information from her about the specifics of her religious activities in order to see whether I’m going to be dealing with a frequent no-show?
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Warning on paint can doesn’t help company

March 8, 2017
A furniture repair shop will now pay $55,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.
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Costco out $250,000 for not stopping harassment

January 11, 2017
A federal jury has awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of a Glenview, Ill., Costco store, who was harassed and stalked by a customer for over a year.
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‘Sprinkle a little salt?’ That’ll cost you $50K

December 14, 2016
An auto detailer will pay $50,000 to settle a race bias suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Inside the EEOC’s big sexual orientation win

December 14, 2016
The EEOC has been filing lawsuits contending that employers violate Title VII’s sex discrimination provisions if they discriminate against an applicant or employee because of sexual orientation.
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