Typically when someone brings a racial discrimination case, harassment must be severe and “pervasive” enough to create a hostile work environment. However, even a single incident of severe harassment can sometimes create a hostile work environment resulting in a Title VII claim of workplace discrimination. To demonstrate the point, the U.S. 5th Circuit recently… [Read More]
Is Saying “OK Boomer” at Work Age Discrimination?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) as well as other state law and federal laws prohibit age discrimination in the workplace. At the federal level, the ADEA prohibits employers from discrimination against employees and job applicants who are at least 40 years old, which means that workers are protected at every phase of the… [Read More]
EEOC Holding Companies Accountable for Sex Discrimination & Harassment
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws pertaining to illegal discrimination or harassment based on sex. In light of the #MeToo and #TimesUp sex discrimination and harassment movements, the EEOC has renewed their efforts to stop this type of workplace harassment in its tracks. Just recently the commission… [Read More]
CNN Sued for Employment Discrimination
A class action law suit brought against CNN and its parent, Turner Broadcasting, alleges that African-Americans working for the company are subjected to racial discrimination. The suit alleges that African Americans hired at CNN are passed over for promotions and are paid less than their white counterparts. An HR Diversity Trend Report shows that men… [Read More]