Key Facts Concerning Discrimination Based on National Origin

Employees who are discriminated at work based on their country of origin generally have the right to file claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in federal and state courts. Most discrimination lawsuits are based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII generally applies if...

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million to Former Ford Employee for Workplace Discrimination

The New York Post reported that a former Ford engineer was entitled to nearly $17 million from the automaker because two supervisors had “repeatedly berated and criticized him for his Arab background and accent.” The Michigan jury found that the employee was subjected to discrimination and to retaliation for rep...

Hitachi Automotive Systems Agrees to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit for $85,000

The EEOC announced recently that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., agreed to settle a disability discrimination claim for $85,000 and other relief. Hitachi is a global supplier of automotive parts. The lawsuit by the EEOC claimed that Hitachi had refused to accommodate the disability of an assembly worker and ...

Employers who Use Exclusionary Facebook Online Ad Practices Are Being Sued for Age Discrimination

According to the National Law Review, one important case that is expected to review employee rights includes online advertisement practices which profile younger applicants. “The Communications Workers of America (“CWA”) filed Communications Workers of America v. T-Mobile US, et al. in May 2018, as a proposed ...

Automatic Liability for Businesses When Supervisors Commit Harass or Take Discriminatory Conduct against Employees

Liability for harassment by supervisors The EEOC states that, harassment is a pervasive employment problem. There are different types of harassment such as sexual harassment and racial harassment. Employers who commit harassment or who are responsible for the acts of the supervisors or workers can be found liable fo...

P3 California Employment Laws Schedule to Take Effect in 2020 – Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment Laws

The following two laws affect how workers are judged and treated in the workplace. The aim of SB 188 is to recognize how race has been unfairly used to discriminate in employment based on historical traits such as hair texture and style. The law amends how race is defined (and thus amends the California Fair Employm...

Supreme Court Announces It Will Decide if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the principal laws that employees can use to hold employers accountable for discrimination in the workplace. The law forbids discrimination in hiring, firing, or job opportunities based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Supreme Court has agreed, a...