The EEOC held a ‘top secret’* meeting with business groups yesterday and I’ve got all the details.

By U.S. Government – Extracted from PDF file here., Public Domain, Link And by ‘top secret,’ I mean ‘public’ where anyone can attend. I didn’t attend because I don’t trust the blogmobile with the valet, among other reasons. Fortunately for us, however, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was kind enough to summarize this “Industry Leaders…

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New Jersey just banned NDAs in discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment settlements

Image Credit: Pixabay.com (https://pixabay.com/photos/secret-hidden-message-1142327/) Well, it appears as though I may need to update my PowerPoint for a local New Jersey SHRM conference at which I am presenting tomorrow. Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law this bill, which makes any non-disclosure provisions in an employment contract or settlement agreement which have the…

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A pharmacist claims that his employer should have accommodated his fear of needles. And he may be right.

Image Credit: Pixabay.com (https://pixabay.com/photos/syringe-medical-finger-957260/) Over the weekend, I read a recent federal appellate court opinion about a pharmacist who alleged that his former employer discriminated against him by failing to accommodate his fear of needles. The Americans with Disabilities Act (and similar state laws) require that an employer reasonably accommodate a qualified individual with a…

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With more co-sponsors than ever and huge corporate support, will Congress finally vote to ban LGBT discrimination?

Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/pride-gay-nyc-new-york-city-flag-2444813/ There is a sure-fire way to avoid the uncertainty of when and how the Supreme Court may — legal jargon in 3…2…1… — adjudicate LGBT rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And that’s to pass a law making LGBT discrimination at work unlawful. Speaking of which… Yesterday,…

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On International Women’s Day, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team sued U.S. Soccer to demand equal pay.

By [1] – originally posted to Flickr as USWNT Celebrates Uploaded using F2ComButton, CC BY 2.0, LinkFriday was International Women’s Day. It was also the day that 28 members of the United States women’s soccer team filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) in federal court alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title…

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