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What Does The Law Say About Exercising Free Speech And Religious Beliefs In The Workplace?

By Robert S. Norell |

With all of the latest news on NFL players deciding to kneel during the national anthem—and President Trump’s speech that owners should fire anyone who does so—this issue of the right to protest in the workplace, insofar as the First Amendment is concerned, has come up again. We discuss this below, as well as… Read More »


EEOC Files Parental Leave Discrimination Suit against Estee Lauder

By Robert S. Norell |

This fall, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Estee Lauder, accusing the company of discriminating against a male employee in denying him the same federal parental leave as other employees. The company’s leave policy explicitly offered parental leave to caregivers (typically mothers), and two weeks to non-primary caregivers, which… Read More »


Justice Department Departs From EEOC on Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

By Robert S. Norell |

On July 27th, the Justice Department took a step backwards by arguing—in filing an amicus brief—that the federal civil rights law (Title VII) does not protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, strangely inserting its opinion into a New York federal case that was otherwise a private dispute between one worker and his… Read More »


New Study Demonstrates Startling Levels of Sexism in University Departments

By Robert S. Norell |

A new thesis released on the impact of gender discrimination in the field of economics has led to an important conversation about a workplace culture that is characterized as exhibiting outright hostility towards women in the economics profession. While the underrepresentation of women in top university departments like economics has already been well-documented, until… Read More »


Case May Provide Transgender Employees with Legal Protections under the ADA

By Robert S. Norell |

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently ruled that a transgender employee may have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). While whether or not transgender employees are entitled to legal protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII) still remains undecided in the courts, this case may prove to be… Read More »


Sterling Settles Some Employment Discrimination Claims, While Others Move Forward

By Robert S. Norell |

The employment discrimination case against Sterling Jewelers (aka Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry) has received widespread attention in the news, particularly in early May, when it settled some of those charges. Specifically, Sterling settled federal civil charges brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) linked to being accused of discriminating… Read More »


Pregnancy Discrimination Cases in the Workplace

By Robert S. Norell |

What does pregnancy discrimination look like? Surely employers do not tell a job applicant (outright) that they aren’t being hired due to their pregnancy—or a current employee that their job is in jeopardy due to their pregnancy? Pregnancy discrimination—like many other forms of employment discrimination—doesn’t tend to rear its ugly head in such a… Read More »


How to Protect Yourself from Age Discrimination

By Robert S. Norell |

What does age discrimination look like in today’s workplace? The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act aims to protect those who are 40 or older from being discriminated against in hiring and/or employment actions, but given that many senior positions already belong to those who are 40 or older, just what kind of age… Read More »


The Employment Discrimination Many Don’t See

By Robert S. Norell |

Most people are familiar with the most common types of employment discrimination – discrimination based on age, disability, race, religion, etc. – but there are other types of discrimination in the workplace that can be harder to spot; discrimination that, nonetheless, can have a significant impact on workers’ employment rights under the law. Discrimination… Read More »


Important Updates and Clarifications Concerning Discrimination Based On National Origin

By Robert S. Norell |

Many people do not realize that, while Title VII has always protected people from job discrimination based on national origin, last November, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published enforcement guidance on concerns associated with this specific type of harassment and discrimination. While the guidance serves as a reminder to employers that they cannot… Read More »

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