Nelson haa haas Homer

About a week ago, I read an article on The Players’ Tribune from Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson. It’s called “Let’s Talk About Bullying,” and you can read it here.

Imagine this from a 6′ 1″, 225 lb. professional football player:

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1870 two cents rev

I’ll open this post with a haiku. Because, I feel like we could all use a haiku.

President-Elect
For HR, what will he do?
Not a stinkin’ clue!

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Wanda with a frown

A man has filed this Charge with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that his former employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired him, allegedly, because the company didn’t think he was “happy and smiling and positive.”

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In 2001, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided Bibby v. Philadelphia Coca Cola Bottling Co. In Bibby, the Third Circuit could not have been clearer about whether federal anti-discrimination law made LGBT bias at work unlawful.

“Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Congress has repeatedly rejected legislation that would have extended Title VII to cover sexual orientation.”

That’s binding precedent on all lower federal courts in Pennsylvania.

Except, on Friday, Judge Cathy Bissoon from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania concluded EEOC v. Scott Medical (opinion here) that Bibby is questionable, outdated jurisprudence.

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halloween

After consuming a protein shake or two from a red Solo cup during my family’s Halloween escapades, I retired to the bloggerdome to visit the EEOC’s website. Halloween or not, I have the coolest Monday night routine in all of Cherry Hill, NJ. Oh, heck, probably in the whole state. Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.

On the EEOC’s website, I found this tweet encouraging folks to beta test Worker.gov, a tool to help workers learn about and exercise their rights.

Huh…

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