Age Discrimination in the Internet Era

Interesting article on age discrimination in the workplace: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-na-pol-age-discrimination-trends-20170626-htmlstory.html In job ads, some employers have begun listing “digital native” as a requirement for the position. The term, many say, is a “code word” for young workers who have grown up with technology and will be able to use new systems with ease. This term plays into […]

EEOC Announces $450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement

The EEOC issued a press release announcing a $450,000 settlement for female workers who were physically and verbally harassed at a potato packing company: EEOC Press Release, October 7, 2015 DENVER – Two potato packing companies will pay $450,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit for sexual harassment and retaliation brought by the […]

Age Related Comments Evidence of Age Discrimination

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a decision-makers age related comments could be evidence of age discrimination: “Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to Thomas, we also conclude that the age-related comments that Hagen made in the workplace were sufficiently related to Thomas and to the decisional process to constitute […]

Pregnancy Discrimination

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employee doesn’t have to prove that her employer knew about a pregnancy to show pregnancy discrimination.  She only has to prove that the employer held an employee’s potential childbearing against her. (Yousuf v. Fairview Health Services, No. 14-3687, 8th Cir., 2015). Capacity, not actual pregnancy, […]