Robyn Morgan, plaintiff in Morgan v. Sundance—a unanimous win for workers at the US Supreme Court—says President Joe Biden’s EEOC general counsel pick, Karla Gilbride, has done more than talk about workers—she has delivered for them. Her nomination awaits vote by the full Senate.
Title VII Protects Requests for Religious Exemption From Boosters
Employers that mandate a Covid-19 vaccine booster may be hasty to deny a religious exemption request from an employee who complied with an initial mandate.
Justices Wary of Scrapping Religious Accommodation Standard (1)
Some justices say Congress, not courts, must take action
Workplace Class Settlement Values, Certifications Soared in 2022
The workplace plaintiffs’ bar scored settlements worth nearly $2 billion combined and had a high rate of success gaining class certifications in employment bias, benefits, and wage and hour cases in 2022, according to a report from the law firm Duane Morris LLP.
Biden Brings Back Nominees for EEOC Commissioner, Top Lawyer
President Joe Biden late Tuesday tapped Kalpana Kotagal to be an EEOC commissioner and Karla Gilbride to be the agency’s general counsel, giving their nominations a second shot after they failed to make it past opposition in the Senate last year.
Employers Watching for EEOC Action on Pay Data, Other Policies
Employers are anticipating a federal pay data reporting requirement in 2023 as the makeup of the US Senate shifts, potentially placing another Democrat on the EEOC and tipping the balance of the workplace civil rights agency.
Here’s Why Diversity of Thought Is Often a Workplace Oxymoron
We hear a lot about the importance of diversity of thought. But in many workplaces, it is more bromide than reality.
Minnesota THC Legalization Puts Workplace Drug Testing in Limbo
Minnesota employers are on edge about potential liabilities stemming from their drug testing policies in the wake of the state’s recent legalization of consumable products containing the active ingredient in marijuana.
Employers Risk Liability If Customers Discriminate in Workplaces
Employers may lean toward taking a hands-off approach when customers or other third parties exhibit discriminatory behavior in a workplace, but the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes a dim view of laissez-faire attitudes and will sue.
Want a Four-Day Workweek? It May Be Tough to Find One
Executives worry about productivity loss and managers balking
How Employers Can Create, Maintain a Religiously Inclusive Workplace
April includes Ramadan, Passover, and Easter, to name a few religious holidays, and it is a perfect time for employers to turn their attention to religious accommodations, explains Ogletree Deakins attorney Sean Oliveira.
EEOC Charges Continue Downward Trend in 2021, Recoveries Dip (1)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission processed a record-low number of discrimination charges and collected $50 million less for victims of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2021 than in the year prior, according to information released by the agency Monday.
White Chick-Fil-A Worker Fired for ‘Protester’ Remark Lacks Suit
The White former training development director at a Pennsylvania Chick-Fil-A failed with a lawsuit alleging he was fired for a comment that likened a Black co-worker to a “protester” because of his race, a Philadelphia federal court ruled.
EEOC’s Return-to-Office Plan Violates Labor Law, Union Says
A union representing employees of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the agency over its failure to negotiate the terms of its return-to-office policy.
The Line Between a Demanding Workplace and a Demeaning One
Most toxic work environments are unacceptable long before they rise to the level of illegality