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You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat: Pay Equity Initiatives Flood the State Legislatures

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In 2017, legislatures in more than 40 jurisdictions across the United States considered more than 100 bills intended to narrow the lingering pay gap between men and women. While only a handful of those proposals ultimately...more

Sexual Harassment Victims: Why Don’t They Speak Up?

by LeClairRyan on

The news is flooded with reports of sexual harassment and victims finally coming forward after decades, for some, of silence. Why? Having cut my teeth on sexual harassment laws and regulations since the early 1980s and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Chipotle and founder Steve Ells—which built an empire on the idea of offering a healthier, more authentic Mexican experience than its Tex-Mex fast food rivals—are turning ironically enough to Taco Bell’s CEO Brian Niccol to...more

Retailer - Winter 2018

If you haven’t heard of #MeToo, I can only assume you live under a rock. This viral hashtag has become a rallying point for people denouncing sexual harassment and assault, including everyone from Hollywood stars to your...more

Confidential Harassment Settlements No Longer Subject To Tax Deduction

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q.  Has the #MeToo Movement led to any changes on how companies settle harassment complaints? A.  While there are numerous legislative initiatives on the horizon intended to change how employers handle harassment...more

EEOC: Retaliation Tops Discrimination Charges Filed In Fiscal Year 2017

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Retaliation was the most common workplace discrimination charge received by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year (FY) 2017, according to the agency. (The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September...more

Fourth Circuit Raises Bar for Dismissal of Sexual Harassment Claims

Through the 2000s, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes North Carolina and South Carolina) had the reputation as one of the most employer-friendly U.S. appellate courts. As new judges took to the bench over the...more

UK Diversity Matters: The Gender Pay Gap and Gender Equality at Work

by Morgan Lewis on

More than ever, issues of gender equality and pay and sex discrimination in the workplace are at the forefront of public consciousness. Against the backdrop of significant momentum behind the #MeToo movement and other gender...more

Employer Must Make Clear Decision the First Time

by Ruder Ware on

A recent decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has again emphasized the importance of an employer making the right decision regarding the handling of an employment matter at the very start and not changing the...more

Recent Pay Equity Cases Show That Such Cases Are Ill-Suited For Class Treatment

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

We’re pleased to share a thoughtful look at whether lawsuits alleging illegal pay disparities under California law are suitable as class actions. This post, recently featured on Seyfarth’s Pay Equity Issues & Insights Blog,...more

Legislators Quick to Respond to #Metoo

Since Anita Hill’s testimony in the early 1990s, sexual harassment has become a familiar term. At the federal level, Title VII prohibits harassment, discrimination, and retaliation on the basis of sex and gender, among other...more

2017’s Top Ten Employment Discrimination Claims

Late last month, a report was released on the number of workplace discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during fiscal year 2017, which ran from October 1, 2016 through...more

How Should Employers Respond to #MeToo?

by Cozen O'Connor on

The #MeToo movement started as a wave of press coverage exposing long-suppressed stories of sexual harassment and exploitation in Hollywood. That movement, however, has now gone far beyond Harvey Weinstein. ...more

Responding to #MeToo: Black Dresses, White Roses and Legislative Initiatives

In the months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there have been countless efforts to raise awareness of workplace sexual harassment. Actresses donned black dresses at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month to promote...more

Re-Evaluating the Weight of the “Subtle” Discriminatory Remarks: One Pennsylvania Federal Court Discusses "Subtle” Sex...

by Fisher Phillips on

Although sex discrimination claims are often met with explanations that the alleged offender didn’t realize what they said or did was offensive, or that the recipient misinterpreted the words or actions of the alleged...more

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Forms New “Work-Related Sexual Violence Team”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In further demonstration of how law enforcement is being faced with new challenges in light of the recent attention paid to work-related sexual violence, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., just announced a new...more

Fifth Circuit Upholds Jury Verdict in Constructive Discharge Case due to Employer’s “Shifting Reasons” for Its Personnel Decisions

In Delaronde v. Legend Classic Homes, Ltd., No. 17-20027 (January 18, 2018), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s denial of an employer’s post-verdict motion for judgment as a matter of law, finding...more

Tenth Circuit Leaves Unresolved When Off-Campus Social Media Posts Can Subject Students to Discipline

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s recent opinion in Yeasin v. Durham, No. 16-3367, 2018 WL 300553 (10th Cir. Jan. 5, 2018), addresses the “tension between some students’ free-speech rights...more

Employment News - January 2018 #3

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Wide reach – tribunal could hear claims against workers based abroad... - Is sex discrimination law fit for purpose? ...more

Four Employment Law Issues to Watch in 2018

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

1. Does Title VII Protect Against Discrimination Based on Gender Identification or Sexual Orientation? The Supreme Court has not yet resolved whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act—which forbids discrimination in...more

Vador Ventures to Pay $36,000 To Settle EEOC Equal Pay and Retaliation Suit

Janitorial Company Paid Female Employee Lower Wages Than Male Counterpart and Retaliated Against Her, EEOC Charged - WASHINGTON - Vador Ventures Inc., doing business as Total Quality Building Services, a commercial...more

Me Too? Time for All Employers to Update their Anti-Harassment Policies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Sexual harassment has been headline news for many months now. It is almost impossible to go more than a few days without the headlines reporting another high-profile resignation or firing due to harassment allegations....more

Employment Defense: It’s Raining Complaints

by Lewitt Hackman on

If you missed recent news regarding the #MeToo movement – welcome back from outer space! The Me Too movement has been sweeping the U.S. and the world since October 2017, encouraging women and men to speak up about sexual...more

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Google Now Accused Of Bias Against Women And Men

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Google now finds itself in the unfortunate position of being accused of discrimination against women in pay and promotions and – according to a new complaint filed in California Superior Court – against...more

Time’s Up: I am woman, hear me roar

by FordHarrison on

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight,...more

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