Tag Archives: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Parental Leave Benefits are Under Scrutiny – Be Sure Yours Don’t Discriminate!

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As the pool of talented employees tightens, more and more employers are offering perks and benefits to lure the best and the brightest into their ranks. Offering generous benefits for working parents is one of the particularly hot trends at the moment, with paid time off chief among them. Companies offer a range of paid … Continue reading this entry

Summer Is Almost Here (Along With Casual Attire) — Time to Remind Employees of the Dress Code Before Office Resembles a Beach

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Easter Sunday just passed, so it is official —spring is here and, before we realize, summer will have arrived. With summer comes warmer weather and trips to the pool, lake, or beach. People exchange their jackets, sweaters, and boots for more casual clothing (such as flip flops, shorts, and tank tops). Often this overly casual … Continue reading this entry

Huge Jury Award in Pregnancy Discrimination Case – But Will It Stick?

Causing waves to travel through the legal community, a California jury has recently ordered a woman’s former employer to pay her $186 million in punitive damages. In the case, the woman claimed that she had been demoted after becoming pregnant and was terminated after she complained about gender and pregnancy discrimination. The jury set punitive … Continue reading this entry

Supreme Court Muddies the Water Regarding Timely Filing of "Disparate Impact" Claims

If an employer adopts a practice that has an adverse effect on a particular race of employees, can those employees sue years later, if the employer uses that practice to make additional employment decisions that negatively affect those employees? According to the Supreme Court, in its recent opinion in Lewis v. City of Chicago (PDF), the … Continue reading this entry