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Author Archives: Kael Briski

Shifting Priorities At The EEOC?

Days after announcing a leadership change at the top, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it was moving an LGBTQ rights lawsuit to the backburner. In January 2017, President Donald Trump elevated EEOC Member Victoria Lipnic to Acting Chair. Former Read More

Category: Discrimination

Mental Illness And Your Job

After the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission resolved over 5,000 such complaints and collected over $20 million in 2016, the agency released additional guidance about the interplay between mental illness and anti-discrimination laws. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and other mental Read More

Category: Disability Discrimination

LA’s ‘Fair Chance’ Initiative Goes Beyond ‘Ban The Box’

Although it has a limited application, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring is probably the most restrictive law in the country, in terms of keeping criminal records out of the hiring process. Ordinance 184652 applies to companies with 10 Read More

Category: Uncategorized

Understanding Age Discrimination

Even though the United States Supreme Court significantly weakened the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission still fields over 21,000 age discrimination complaints a year, a figure that has risen steadily over the past Read More

Category: Age Discrimination

Walmart Resolves Same-Sex Marriage Health Benefits Lawsuit

The retail giant agreed to pay $7.5 million to 1,000 individuals who said that Walmart management refused to add their same-sex spouses to their health insurance plans, beginning in 2013. The plaintiffs, led by former Walmart employee Jacqueline Cote, claimed that Read More

Category: Uncategorized

McDonald’s And California Workers Settle Wage Dispute

The fast-food giant agreed to pay $3.75 million in back wages and attorneys’ fees to about 800 McDonald’s workers at franchise locations in the Bay Area. Disgruntled workers filed the lawsuit in March 2014, alleging, inter alia, that franchise owner Read More

Category: wages

Understanding Disability Discrimination

The preliminary numbers are in, and the number of disability discrimination cases filed in fiscal year 2016 declined sharply when compared to previous years. Part of the drop may be because it is an election year, and given the uncertainty Read More

Category: Disability Discrimination, Discrimination

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