Articles Posted in Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment


In my many years of practicing employment law, I’ve seen hostile work environment accusations leveled against owners, supervisors, co-workers, subordinates, customers, vendors, and many others.

But accusing a young child of racial discrimination is a new one for me. Continue reading


This situation comes up fairly often. An employee with a disability can’t perform their job, and needs leave to recover and return to work.

We know that indefinite leave is not a reasonable accommodation. But what about taking leave with only an “expected” return to work date? Is that too indefinite to be unreasonable? Continue reading


If you’ve procrastinated all week, you still have a few hours to register for this week’s edition of The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Happy Hour, which returns today, October 28, 2022. We’re discussing leave rights and accommodations in hybrid and fully-remote workplaces.

Click here ( to register. Continue reading


I got an email last night from a U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission Commissioner. That email explained why the new “Know Your Rights” Poster that the EEOC touted in a new release was nowhere to be found for much of the day yesterday. Continue reading

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Yesterday, we discussed why employers must adopt comprehensive, well-known anti-discrimination policies. That way, victims know what to do to get their complaints of harassment addressed.

Today, we’re going to focus on the importance of a prompt employer response that is reasonably designed to end the complained-of behavior. Continue reading

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