Discrimination and Reemployment After Military Leave 18:55, July 10, 2016

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A lawsuit alleging discrimination against an employee’s military status and leave illustrates a robust law, and a call for employers to reassess their compliance efforts. Richard Keene was a data coordinator for Clark County School District (“CCSD”) and a reservist for the US Army. In 2007, the Army sought to deploy Keene to Iraq in […]

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128 members of Congress and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are among advocates that have filed amici curiae (“friends of the court”) briefs urging the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling that sexual orientation discrimination was not protected under Title VII. The case, which we wrote about in the context […]

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Tina M. Carr, a transgender woman, was among a group of students that her college proposed for a medical assistant extern position at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc. (North Shore). North Shore selected Carr for an externship without an in-person interview. Before her externship began, Carr also interviewed for a full-time position at […]

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The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) calls the $202,000 settlement of one of the agency’s first sexual orientation discrimination lawsuits a “landmark.” The payout follows a lawsuit against IFCO Systems, a pallet-exchange company, for sex discrimination under Title VII. According to the EEOC, an IFCO supervisor harassed a lesbian employee based on her sexual […]

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For a moment, imagine you go to bed feeling a little off—you’re not sure what it is, but you can’t shake it and eventually manage to fall asleep. You toss and turn all night, waking up exhausted and wondering how much sleep you actually got. Your alarm clock blares and it’s time to get ready […]

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Jarydith Mannella was a grocery clerk at Kroger Company until an on-the-job accident caused a serious back injury. Kroger granted Mannella a two-year leave of absence. Mannella subsequently returned to work as a cashier, and requested Kroger to reasonably accommodate certain work restrictions her doctor had ordered. In an apparent attempt to determine whether Mannella could […]

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A federal investigation and contentious House hearing revealed the “culture of sexual harassment” that pervaded certain work areas of the National Park Service as well as a breach of ethics. The investigation reveals classic signs of sexual harassment and the ethical and legal duties of leaders to stamp out resulting workplace discrimination, which caused one […]

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California recently amended regulations that interpreted the Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA), California’s anti-discrimination law. These regulations created new obligations for California employers, such as requiring new content in their sexual harassment training and company policies. The regulations also clarified laws that already existed, sending pointed reminders to employers to focus on compliance. Three […]

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Sexual harassment and workplace discrimination can happen in any field. Recently, many surveys and studies are being conducted about one industry in particular: healthcare. By comparing statistics, looking at the backdrop, and uncovering a possible solution, organizations and institutions can understand further how to protect its employees from sexual harassment. In 1993, a survey indicated that […]

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Z-Tech must have initially thought highly of Dorothy Buchhagen’s talents when the company agreed to employ the 67-year-old woman for $60.00 an hour to write and manage glossary entries of cancer terms for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Z-Tech’s rate nearly doubled Buchhagen’s pay as compared with the rate her prior employer had paid for […]

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