March 11, 2014

Harassment is a form of Employment Discrimination!

When it comes to racial or ethnic slurs, sexually inappropriate language or ageist remarks, there is no denying that it continues to thrive in the workplace.  There is an overwhelming amount of reports of what is referred to as “water cooler banter.”  Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.   Offensive conduct that rises to the level of harassment in the workplace is unlawful.  This […]
January 3, 2014

Chicago Housing agency settles sex harassment case for $99,000

The Chicago Housing Authority agreed to pay $99,000 to a former employee who accused the head of the agency of sexual harassment, according to the Chicago Tribune, which obtained details of the confidential settlement through a Freedom of Information Act request. The head of the agency, Charles Woodyard was accused of sexually harassing and having physical contact with a female employee, who alleged she was disciplined and then fired for complaining. Woodyard left his post […]
October 8, 2013

Walmart Exposed Over Employee Pay and Discrimination

Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, bringing in over $16 billion in profits for the 2012 fiscal calendar year. How can the largest retailer in the US get away with paying most of its employees unsustainable wages at? Most of Walmart’s employees are the lowest paid workers in the entire US, earning $8.81 per hour. Walmart’s CEO, Micheal Dukes’ salary for 2012 was $20.7 million. Dukes received a 14.1% increase from 2011. Walmart employees are […]
August 7, 2013

EEOC Accuses Health Insurance Broker of Age Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a Melville, New York based health insurance brokerage, alleging that the company systematically discriminated against certain employees based on their age. In the complaint, the EEOC claims that PJP Health Agency Inc. routinely subjected only its three administrative staff members older than 40 to vulgar, age-based insults and eventually fired the employees for complaining about the ongoing harassment. The lawsuit was filed on […]
June 18, 2013

Music Industry’s First Intern Pay Suit Filed Against Warner Music, Atlantic Records

Jeffrey K. Brown, senior partner of Leeds Brown Law P.C., Maurice S. Pianko, founder of New York-based Intern Justice, and Lloyd Ambinder, managing partner of New York-based Virginia & Ambinder LLP, have filed a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan on behalf of Justin Henry, of Brooklyn, a former unpaid intern at Atlantic Records. The lawsuit against the legendary record company claims the company required Henry to work full-time over eight months without […]
June 12, 2013

Ft. Campbell to Host Roundtable on Sexual Harassment

Fort Campbell will host a roundtable discussion on the U.S. military’s ongoing struggles in addressing sexual discrimination, harassment and assaults. In the recent months there have been numerous controversies exposing the military’s sexual harassment and assault epidemic. The roundtable discussion, designed to answer questions from the media, will feature Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer and a panel of subject matter experts who will explain how the division is trying to combat assaults on post and in […]
June 5, 2013

13 Countries That Make America's Gender Pay Gap Look Embarrassing

President John F. Kennedy’s Equal Pay Act was signed into law with the express purpose of ensuring that women get paid equally for equal work over fifty years ago. However, in 2013, there persists a gender pay gap in America. It is estimated that women in the United States earn four-fifths that of their male counterparts. A study performed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that the United States lags behind a […]