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Nevada Governor Orders Task Force on Sexual Harassment

Nevada’s new governor has signed an executive order for a task force on sexual harassment.The task force will review federal and state sexual harassment laws, regulations, and policies, as well as prevention plans and the training in place now. The task force will offer recommendations to the Governor to improve prevention plans and training procedures, Read More

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Impact of the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement has made a significant impact on workplace harassment laws. Not only are federal, state and local governments working to improve workplace cultures so that sexual harassers are exposed and victims feel more comfortable speaking up, but so are major, well-known companies doing the same. For example, the #MeToo movement has brought a Read More

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Why Isn’t More Being Done about Age Discrimination?

A Washington Post opinion piece highlights a recent research study which shows that the majority of workers over the age of 50 have been shoved out of a job at some point in their lives. It’s particularly noticeable in industries such as Hollywood, where the average of females is 34 years old, and the tech Read More

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EEOC Pursues Religious Discrimination Claim against Walmart

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed a lawsuit against Walmart alleging religious discrimination for failure to accommodate an employee’s religious scheduling requirements. The employee is a Seventh-Day Adventist who requested to not work between sundown on Friday and sundown Saturday. This is not the first time the EEOC has sued Walmart for religious Read More

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Age Discrimination – More Common Than You Might Think?

A new AARP survey’s findings show that many Americans who work past 50 years old face discrimination both when seeking new employment and at their current workplace. The AARP survey polled 3,900 people who were 45 years and older who were either working full or part-time or looking for a job. The results revealed that Read More

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Barnes & Noble Fires CEO for Sexual Harassment Allegations

Barnes & Noble previously described its termination of its CEO Demos Parneros as a decision based on Parneros’ violations of company policies, but now say the CEO was fired for sexual harassment and bullying behavior, in addition to other violations of company policies, according to allegations. This news comes in the wake of a claim Read More

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California Legislators Pass Two Bills in Response to the #MeToo Movement

California lawmakers have responded to the #MeToo movement by passing two bills aimed at giving more rights to victims of sexual misconduct. In order for the bills to become law, they will have to be signed by the governor. One bill focuses on non-disclosure agreements. Currently, settlements can include confidentiality requirements to keep the victim Read More

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DOJ Files Second Lawsuit for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The Department of Justice is stepping in for the second time this year to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against a government contractor providing support to teachers in Allegan County, Michigan, on behalf of two teachers who say they experienced sexual harassment at work. Both teachers claim that Read More

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EEOC Aggressively Pursuing Age Discrimination Claims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has been zealously pursuing age discrimination claims against employers whom the EEOC believes are violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”). Recently, the EEOC settled a claim with the Texas Roadhouse chain, who agreed as part of the settlement to change its hiring practices toward older applicants. Although Read More

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Fair Pay Lawsuit Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

The Ninth Circuit recently held in favor of an employee in a sex pay claim against a California school district. The parties attempted to settle the case out of court following the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, but it appears that settlement negotiations have fallen apart and the case will be taken up by the Supreme Court. Read More

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