The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering that question on Monday. In this case, the context of the question is race discrimination. The question comes before the high court because previous rulings have made clear that, in cases where a supervisor engages in harassment, the company is liable.
Federal law demands that employers treat their employees equally, regardless of age, race, nationality or religion. Punishment or termination cannot be handed down based solely on these characteristics. Yet one flight attendant claims that this is exactly what happened to her when she was fired from her position on NBA star Magic Johnson's private jet. She has since filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, claiming the basketball star discriminated against her based upon her age.
Working mothers in Minnesota have many demands placed on their daily schedules. Meeting work deadlines, being at the school play and home in time for homework and cooking dinner, all play a role. And while it may seem like a lot, the majority of mothers are completely capable of juggling this balancing act, without compromising their work.
Actress Jennifer Esposito, a series regular on the CBS hit show "Blue Bloods," suffers from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevents the absorption of certain nutrients. It can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to fatigue, weakness, and malnutrition. Her doctor has recommended she work a reduced schedule, but CBS allegedly refused to allow that.
The U.S. Office of Compliance is a federal agency which works to ensure that the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Congressional Budget Office and other Capitol building employers comply with federal employment law. The OOC, as it is known, has just released its latest report, and its revelations were disturbing.
After five years of conflict in MTV's talent and music department, a former vice president has filed a wrongful termination suit against the company, its parent company Viacom and affiliates. After years of effective service to the company and two decades of experience in the music industry, the woman maintains, she was retaliated against and fired due to age and gender discrimination.
The long-time chief executive officer of home décor retailer Tuesday Morning Corp. has filed a disability discrimination and wrongful termination complaint with the EEOC against her former company. The woman, who had been CEO of the company since July 2000, was fired in June, shortly after disclosing to the board of directors that she was suffering from breast cancer.
Michael Brodkorb, the former communications director for the Minnesota Senate Majority Caucus who was fired last December after revelations of an affair with the Senate Majority Leader, has moved forward with his gender discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit. A summons and complaint was filed this week in the Second Judicial District in St. Paul, after Brodkorb obtained a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC.
Three former employees of The Wet Seal, Inc., which owns the retailers Wet Seal and Arden B, are suing the company for employment discrimination, and they are seeking class-action status. The company operates a total of 553 stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico, and both stores are geared toward women. The lawsuit claims that it discriminates against African Americans in management positions because they don't suit the stores' "brand image."
Tech industry venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, which has secured capital investments for such giants as Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems and gaming company Zynga, Inc., is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee.