The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects women from discrimination or harassment in the workplace because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy for childbirth. Even with this protection in place women still face pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Pregnancy discrimination is more prevalent in the service sector but also appears in banks, retailers and even law firms. This article discusses what many women face after telling their employer they are pregnant. It is shocking that pregnancy discrimination is still so prevalent today.
If you or someone you know have
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed suit against the University of Miami for wage discrimination against a female professor.
According to the charge, the university paid the female professor less than a male professor who was doing similar work. The two both teach political science, were both promoted to full professor at the same time and receive similar reviews from faculty. The female professor complained to the University of Miami, but no pay changes were made.
This wage discrimination is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
The EEOC filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against Blackwater Protection & Detective Agency, LLC. The complaint described how the owner, Asdel Vazquez, continuously targeted a female employee with brazen sexual comments and suggestions that the two engage in sexual acts. Vazquez also pet the employee’s hair while she worked and called her after work hours when she was at home. After the female employee rejected Vazquez’s sexual advances and told Mr. Vazquez that she wanted to “keep things professional”, she was fired.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation at Facebook’s Content Moderation Office in Tampa, Florida
Thompson Legal Center attorney, KC Hopkinson, was recently interviewed about the discrimination and severe harassment her clients are enduring while working for Cognizant in Tampa, Florida. A journalist for The Verge, Casey Newton, wrote an article “The Trauma Floor” where he describes the deplorable work conditions at Cognizant’s Phoenix, Arizona location. Newton decided to visit Cognizant’s Tampa office and was granted interviews by current and former Cognizant employees despite a nondisclosure agreement that all employees are required to sign. In his most recent article, “Bodies in Seats”, Newton explains the
Racial discrimination is still present in today’s workforce. However, many companies and their employees feel that diversity in the workplace should play a role in their hiring and promotion decisions. A January 2019 poll conducted by Pew Research states that 75% of all respondents felt it was important for companies to “promote racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace”. Within that number, different identity groups based on race and political stance fell to different sides when asked about how that promotion of diversity should factor into the hiring process. For
Jenkins v. S. David Anton, PA; 8:15-cv-00283
James Moten Thompson and Kathryn Hopkinson successfully defended their client in an appeal case where the Plaintiff claimed that the Court abused its discretion and misapplied the legal standard against her in a wage and hour dispute. In the non-jury trial that preceded the appeal, she’d alleged that her Employer had not paid her owed overtime compensation, to which she claimed she was entitled under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
The Court found that the Plaintiff could not present additional testimonial evidence after she
Happy National Equal Pay Day!
Demand Equal Pay for Equal Work!
Are you being paid what you deserve? Discrimination based on your sex is an everyday occurrence, in and out of the workplace. While many employers advise their employees that it is illegal to discuss their pay with co-workers, this notion is false. Across the Country, women continue to be paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 amended the existing Fair Labor Standards Act in an attempt to abolish wage disparity based on
Experiencing Race Discrimination in the Workplace?
Thompson Legal Center Can Help!
I read an interesting article (see below) on the “right way” for leaders to respond to discrimination, racism and racist comments in the office. These tips could be helpful for not only those in a leadership position but for anyone who is a witness to a racist comment or action. Unfortunately, race discrimination is still ever-present in today’s workplace. There are Federal and State laws designed to help protect employees from race discrimination in the workplace. Title VII of The Federal