In Lorber v. Lew, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21189, *14-15 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 13, 2017), plaintiff -- an openly gay IRS employee -- filed suit against the former Secretary of the Treasury alleging discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII based on his gender. Among other things, plaintiff alleged that he had been passed over for promotions, excluded from meetings, and given poor performance reviews for discriminatory and retaliatory reasons. Although the Court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court refused to dismiss plaintiff’s claim for discrimination under Title VII for nonconformity with male [...]
An interesting question posed by our friends at the Freakonomics blog - is offering discounts by name (in this case names that would likely be more common with Caucasians) represent racial discrimination? Click the link below for the full post, and don't miss Freakonomics author (and author of the linked post) Stephen J. Dubner as he speaks at the 2013 PLUS International Conference in November. Price Discrimination? Racial Discrimination?.
Driving in to work the other morning I heard about this story on the radio, and couldn't help but think of the EPLI nightmare it potentially presents (and its potential as a Fall Through the Cracks Friday post). From the "no good deed goes unpunished" file... A woman in New York donated her kidney to help save the life of her boss, who was in need of a transplant. While the woman was not a match for her boss, she did go through with donating her kidney to another recipient in need which, in turn, moved her boss up the [...]