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Blog Posts in November, 2016

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  • Racist and Sexist Comments Should Not be Allowed Even on the Picket Line
    Racist and Sexist Comments Should Not be Allowed Even on the Picket Line

    This may not be an issue on most people’s radars, but not all conduct on the picket line is unregulated. You may have read stories, or witnessed yourself, groups of unhappy employees expressing their ...

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  • New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination in Employment
    New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination in Employment

    Very recently, the EEOC published new enforcement guidelines regarding national origin discrimination. The purpose of this new guidance is to address the more current cultural issues and developments ...

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  • Employer Cites the Need to
    Employer Cites the Need to "Sprinkle a Little Salt" as Reason for Terminating Black Employees

    In a very different case of race discrimination, a manager commented that he wanted to “sprinkle a little salt” in the workplace. A black employee who was later demoted filed suit. Race discrimination ...

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  • Can I Be Fired for Complaining About Someone Else Being Harassed?
    Can I Be Fired for Complaining About Someone Else Being Harassed?

    The primary reason most people do not speak up when they witness illegal activity in the workplace is because they fear repercussions. They are often afraid, and rightly so, that they may be ...

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  • Employee Terminated After Reporting Mold Problems in the Workplace
    Employee Terminated After Reporting Mold Problems in the Workplace

    A Pennsylvania woman who worked for a pallet company was terminated after she complained of a mold problem in the workplace. Her termination is considered a violation of OSHA's whistleblower statute ...

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  • The Legality of English-Only Workplace Policies
    The Legality of English-Only Workplace Policies

    As the workforce in our country has continued to change over the last 20 years, it is reported that approximately 17.5% of the population speaks a language other than English. That equates to roughly ...

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