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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • Confidential Work Survey of Washington D.C. Courts Reveals Potential Discrimination Issues

    The Federal Judicial Center surveyed the federal district court and appellate court in Washington D.C. Over 400 current or recent court employees participated, with 90% saying that they had not experienced, witnessed, or heard about any incidents of wrongful conduct. The survey includes 57 reports from employees saying they had experienced problematic behavior, and 134 individuals reported witnessing misconduct or hearing about it.

  • New York Alleges Amazon Discriminates Against Pregnant and Disabled Workers

    The New York State Division of Human Rights filed an administrative complaint against Amazon, asserting the company discriminated against pregnant and disabled workers. The complaint alleges Amazon denied employees reasonable accommodations and forced them to take unpaid leave.

  • Amid Financial Losses, Netflix Tells Employees to Leave If They Don’t Like Its Content

    In a new “Artistic Expression” section, Netflix states it will not “censor specific artists or voices,” even if employees find the content “harmful.” Employees may have to work on content with which they disagree.

  • Employee Needs More than Personal Opinion of Performance to Support Claims

    An employee requested FMLA leave from Amtrak, but he did not provide a specific medical reason. Amtrak allowed the leave and provided him with an FMLA eligibility form for his medical provider to fill out. Amtrak never received medical documentation, denied the FMLA request, and terminated his employment. The employee sued Amtrak for disability discrimination, interference with FMLA, and retaliation for requesting medical leave.

  • EEOC Asserts Tutoring Company’s AI Discriminates

    iTutorGroup Inc. uses an automated algorithm to assist with some aspects of the hiring process. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) believes the algorithm results in age discrimination by excluding women over the age of 55 and men over the age of 60 as potential tutors.

  • Gen Z Is More Open About Their Salary Information

    According to a recent survey by Bankrate.com, nearly 42 percent of workers in Generation Z (currently aged 18-25) have shared their salary information with their co-workers or members of their professional community. According to an economist from the Indeed Hiring Lab, salary transparency among employees discourages disparity problems related to the gender wage gap and racial wage issues.

  • With No Adverse Employment Action, Stray Comments Insufficient to Prove Gender Discrimination

    Midland Brewing Company hired Ryan Boshaw to work as a server for its restaurant. Boshaw is openly gay. The company fired him just one year after his hire. Boshaw alleges Midland fired him because of his sexual orientation and sued the company for violating his federal and state rights.

  • Apple Patent Attorney Says Company Punished Her for Partner’s Abuse

    After contacting Apple Employee Relations to report that another employee had threatened and domestically abused her, the ER rep allegedly told the complainant to contact the police if something happened but did not offer much else and told her that he could not do anything with the information she shared unless she included the names of current employees to corroborate it.

  • Circuit Court Highlights Need for True Comparator in Unequal Pay Claim

    Paul Palmer, Jr. worked as a lecturer for Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business (IU). In his third year, Palmer asked about being promoted to senior lecturer. The department head, Professor Krishnan, told Palmer he should wait because lecturers rarely applied before their sixth year. After the promotion of a white lecturer, Palmer filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a lawsuit alleging race discrimination.