Category Archives: Employment Discrimination

Is a “Love Contract” Right for Your Office Lovebirds?

Is love in the air at your office? Unfortunately, such romances can become nightmares for employers, as workplace romances can lead to accusations of unfair treatment, sexual harassment, retaliation, and even workplace violence. For these reasons, employers may wish to … Continue reading

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EEOC Releases 2016 Enforcement & Litigation Statistics

As many employers are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency tasked with enforcing certain federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and/or genetic information.  The EEOC … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Enacts Robust Pay Equity Act

On August 1, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law the Act to Establish Pay Equity (the “Pay Equity Act”), which will go into effect on July 1, 2018 for all Massachusetts employers.  The Pay Equity Act, which amends and … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Transgender Public Accommodations Bill Becomes Law

Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Transgender Public Accommodations Bill into law.  While Massachusetts has statutorily prohibited employment discrimination against transgender persons since July 1, 2012, the law extends those protections to include all places of public … Continue reading

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In connection with the White House’s United State of Women Summit, EEOC Issues Resource Documents on Equal Pay, Pregnancy Bias

On June 14, 2016, the inaugural United State of Women Summit (the “Summit”) convened by the White House was held in Washington, DC.  More than 5,000 women, including experts and leaders who work both domestically and internationally, gathered for the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Clarifies Time for Filing Constructive Discharge Claim

On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Green v. Brennan, holding that the statute of limitations period for a former employee’s constructive discharge claim begins to run on the date when the employee tenders their … Continue reading

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EEOC Issues Fact Sheet on Bathroom Access Rights for Transgender Employees

Just weeks after Bob Kilroy and Amanda Baer presented on this topic at the Firm’s Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a Fact Sheet entitled Bathroom Access for Transgender Employees Under Title VII of … Continue reading

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