In October 2019, a former Philadelphia-area regional director of Starbucks, Shannon Phillips, filed a race bias suit against the coffee giant. Following the wrongful arrest of two Black men at a Center Cinty store in 2018, Phillips, a white woman, alleged that her subsequent termination amounted to “reverse discrimination.” According
Articles Discussing General Race Discrimination Topics.
During its annual shareholder meeting, Tesla shut down several investor proposals aimed at improving an allegedly “toxic” work culture grounded in discrimination and harassment. Preliminary results from the meeting indicate that of the eight investor resolutions on the agenda, only one will survive opposition from Tesla. Three of the aborted
In recent years, the nation has made efforts to raise awareness of implicit bias in employment and across industry groups.
Executive Summary: Minneapolis public school teachers of color will have additional job protections this upcoming school year under a new contract allowing them to keep their jobs rather than white instructors with more seniority. The provision is unusual among collectively bargained agreements in education, which generally prioritize seniority when providing job protection.
On March 24, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a district court’s Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) dismissal for failure to state a claim on a pro se plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
In honor and celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Littler attorney, Judy Iriye (L.A. – Century City) talks with fellow Littler attorney, Kevin Yam (New York) and Littler alum, Fran Barbieri (Chief Counsel, Litigation and Employment at World Wide Technology in St Louis, Missouri), about personal
In the weeks leading up to and during the historic confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the first Black female justice was repeatedly recognized by a number of senators for being so “articulate” while being questioned. The “compliment” resonated at the same frequency as
On March 18, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. The CROWN Act would prohibit workplace discrimination based on a person’s hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race
Earlier this month, a former Google employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the tech giant. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court by April Curley. Curley worked for Google from 2014 to 2020, when she was terminated. During her time with the company, Curley facilitated programs that
Following years of uncertainty in the courts as to whether hair discrimination constitutes race discrimination, California was the first state to adopt a law called the CROWN Act, in 2019. The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” prohibits hair discrimination in employment and education.
Toxicity in the workplace can often be subtle. Microaggressions like avoidance of eye contact or dismissal of input are objectionable interactions, but they take time and repetition to recognize as an illicit problem. Other times, toxicity in the workplace is more bold. Racial slurs, derogatory treatment, and blatant exclusion
All employers aspire to create a safe workplace free from harassment and discrimination. So, it is unfortunate when employers encounter symbols of hate in the workplace. These offensive items include swastikas, nooses, unequal signs, confederate flags, inappropriate cartoons or images, or other symbology and racially hostile slogans. Displaying or allowing the display of racially offensive content can subject an employer to a claim for hostile work environment.
In the first of a two-part podcast celebrating Black History Month, Littler associates Jason Byrd (New York) and Jo Gbujama (San Francisco) talk with licensed clinical psychologist and author, Dr. Adia Gooden, about the impact of systemic health inequity on Black Americans, and the importance of self-advocacy and being