Damages totaling $250,000 awarded to Costco employee in harassment suit

2017-12-13T21:46:27+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Discimination, General Labor Law, Sexual Harassment, Wage and Hour|

A federal jury in December awarded $250,000 to a former Costco employee who had to file a restraining order against a male customer who was harassing and stalking her. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that oversees and enforces employment anti-discrimination laws, had accused Costco of failing to stop a man who [...]

EEOC finds some background checks discriminatory

2017-12-13T21:46:27+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Discimination|

Federal law prohibits racial discrimination in the workplace. A black employee passed over for a promotion in favor of a less-qualified white person, for example, might be the victim of workplace racial discrimination. But some people of color are discriminated against before they are hired. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has gone after companies whose [...]

Can You Get Fired For Dating A Coworker?

2017-12-13T21:46:29+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Discimination, General Labor Law, Sexual Harassment|

Americans who work full-time spend more hours per week in the office than they do anywhere else. It is not surprising then that workplace romances are common and many people meet their significant other or spouse while at work. While a workplace romance is often exciting and entertaining for the employees involved, many employers frown [...]