Employment Blog

Employment Discrimination Cases Just Got Harder to Prove: Court Improves Employers’ Chances of Winning Summary Judgment
Age Discrimination, Litigation

Winning a lawsuit against your employer is hard—the odds just aren’t in your favor. In 2009, the Harvard Law and Policy Review published an article about those odds, “Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs in Federal Court: From Bad to Worse?” The authors...

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Employee Wins Massive Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Lockheed Martin
Age Discrimination

Lockheed Martin is one of the biggest and most profitable aerospace and defense contractors in the world. Much of the recent news involving Lockheed Martin relates to its controversial F-35 multi-role stealth fighter, which is the most expensive military weapons...

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The Society for Human Resources Management: 7 Myths About National Origin Discrimination
Age Discrimination, In the News, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Surviving Workplace Investigations

January 26, 2017 Common National Origin Discimination Myths Myth: Conducting an investigation when allegations of a hostile work environment are made will insulate the company from liability. Fact: Claims still may be brought despite investigations, noted Tom Spiggle, founder of The Spiggle...

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How Do I Show That My Employer Is Lying?
Age Discrimination, Discrimination

Even if an employer is irresponsible enough to break the law and discriminate against someone, it is probably not reckless enough to admit it. Normally, in discrimination cases, the employer comes up with a reason (whether true or not) to...

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What Can Happen If a Defendant Withholds Evidence?
Age Discrimination

Litigation is like a boxing match. Both fighters are expected to punch as hard and as quickly as they can while trying to avoid blows from the other. But there are rules in boxing. As hard fought and as brutal...

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Swimsuit Key to Age and Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Lawyer/Lifeguard
Age Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

Can a discrimination case be based on required clothes? This is the main issue in a sex and age discrimination case pending in New York state court. The plaintiff, a 65-year-old bankruptcy attorney who moonlights as a lifeguard (or a...

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Reporting Workplace Discrimination: Why It’s Important
Age Discrimination, Is it worth it?, Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Surviving Workplace Investigations

Things are not going well for you at work. Almost every day, you face various forms of unprofessional and harassing conduct from your co-workers. Based on the comments you have heard and the differences in treatment between you and other...

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Can I Sue for Discrimination for Not Getting Promoted?
Age Discrimination, Equal Pay, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination

A failure to promote may be the basis of a lawsuit if the facts and law line up on your side. To have a valid discrimination claim against a present or past employer, you would need to show that there...

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Age Discrimination: Taking Years Off Your Life?
Age Discrimination

Most people dream of retiring and look to retire as early as possible, although some people end up retiring before they are ready. One of the reasons for this is because they are victims of age discrimination at work. Having...

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How Do I Show That My Layoff Broke the Law?
Age Discrimination, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination

Corporate mergers are famous for creating shareholder “value” by cutting costs. Many times, those costs are the pay and benefits of employees who find themselves laid off—and possibly discriminated against in the process. The University of Tennessee merged its men’s...

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