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Menopause Discrimination Cases Are Rising in UK Employment Courts

UK employment court cases involving menopause are increasing, with more workers ready to challenge companies’ that are failing to recognize women’s health needs. Employment tribunals involving menopause increased by 44% in 2021, with 23 cases referencing it compared to 16 …

Eighth Circuit: Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Janitorial Service Workplace Discrimination Suit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit said that an insurer does not have to provide coverage to a St. Louis, Missouri janitorial service company for a workplace discrimination lawsuit, affirming a district court’s ruling. Columbia Maintenance …

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeals on Workplace Religious Bias

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a chance to further expand religious rights, turning away two cases in which employees accused companies of violating federal anti-discrimination law by insufficiently accommodating requests for time off to meet religious obligations. The …

Top Workplace Discrimination Complaints of 2020: Retaliation #1

More than half of all workplace discrimination complaints filed with the U.S. involve retaliation, according to figures from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Retaliation was the most frequently cited claim in charges filed with the agency—accounting for 55.8 percent …

Women Suing Goldman Sachs Demand Files with Words They Say Prove Discrimination

Women suing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for gender discrimination are going after any internal documents with words like “babe,” “bimbo” or worse that they say would show bias by executives who administered the bank’s promotion and evaluation policies. The women …

Top Workplace Discrimination Claims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The FY 2019 data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge filed with …

Airbnb Will No Longer Require Arbitration for Employee Bias and Harassment Claims

Airbnb Inc., following Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., said it would not force employees who filed sexual harassment claims to settle those cases in private arbitration. Airbnb also said it would not require employees to use …

Jury Awards Ex-Ford Employee Nearly $17M in Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded nearly $17 million to a former Ford engineer who sued the automaker for discrimination because he says two supervisors repeatedly berated and criticized him for his Arab background and accent. On March 28, a federal jury …

Missouri Bill Backing Workplace Arbitration Fails to Advance

A Missouri bill to strengthen employment contracts that require sexual harassment, discrimination and other work-related issues to be decided through arbitration has died an unusually early death that came as Congress considers moving in the opposite direction. At issue is …

Google Upheld in Firing of Conservative Employee Who Criticized Diversity Policies

Google’s firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity policies and “politically correct monoculture” didn’t violate U.S. labor law, a federal agency lawyer concluded. Statements in James Damore’s 3,000-word memo “regarding biological differences between the sexes were …