Whistleblowers are often wrongly portrayed as disgruntled, underhanded troublemakers lurking in the dark in attempts to wreak havoc on employers or the government for their own personal financial gain and/or notoriety. This cartoonish characterization is not just laughable to those of us who regularly represent whistleblowing employees but both severely undermines the important role played by whistleblowers in our society and completely ignores the ostracism, retaliation, and economic as well as emotional tolls suffered by whistleblowing employees. [Read more…]
Despite the existence of federal and state laws that protect employees from discrimination on the basis of age, a high percentage of the individuals who call our office every day do so because of age discrimination. [Read more…]
Earlier this month, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes alleging that he sexually harassed her and that her employment was terminated because she refused to have sex with him.
Since the suit was filed several other female employees, including superstar anchor Megyn Kelly, have allegedly corroborated claims of Ailes’ sexual harassment. After twenty years of running Fox News, Ailes resigned last week seemingly under pressure from the network’s owners to do so.
While this case is attracting a lot of attention because of the high-profile people involved, it underscores some issues that are common in sexual harassment claims. [Read more…]
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Bojangles Restaurants, Inc. for creating a hostile work environment for a transgender employee. The alleged incidents took place at the Fayetteville branch of the restaurant. [Read more…]
According to a recent survey by UCLA’s Williams Institute, the four percent of the U.S. workforce that identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) continues to confront pervasive discrimination in the workplace, despite the fact that sexual orientation and gender self-perception have absolutely no effect on job performance. [Read more…]