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Las Vegas Casinos Divided on Sexual Harassment Reform

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Nevada Gaming Control Board is considering policy changes. The #MeToo movement revealed misconduct accusations against Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn. The proposed policy changes would require casinos to keep written sexual harassment prevention policies with reporting and investigation components and to report the number of harassment 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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EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Claim against Sports Bar Chain

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court alleging that managers at an Albuquerque sports bar have sexually harassed female employees. The sports bar, Ojas Locos Sports Cantina, is a Texas-based chain. The EEOC’s allegations cite sexual harassment by both managers and co-workers and alleges that since 2014 the women had received Read More

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The Early Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It has been about one year since the evolution of the #MeToo movement. During that time, at least 201 high-ranking male executives have been called out on allegations of sexual harassment. A look at their replacements reveals that of the 122 people who have replaced these men, 69 are male and 53 are female. The Read More

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Transgender Discrimination Case Could Be Taken Up by United States Supreme Court

A woman who was fired after notifying her employer that she was transgender may have her case taken up by the United States Supreme Court. In 2013, Aimee Stevens filed a complaint with the EEOC against her employer, alleging she was discriminated against for being transgender and for refusing to conform to sex-based stereotypes. The 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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