This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first ever lawsuits against private employers for unlawful sexual orientation discrimination in employment. Although long-anticipated, the lawsuits are part of a major effort by the EEOC to break new ground in the world of employment discrimination, specifically with respect to LGBTQ rights in the workplace. [Read more…]
When most people envision sexual harassment, they picture a harasser and victim of the opposite sex—typically a male harasser and female victim. Ohio employees should know, however, that the employment discrimination laws also protect them from sexual harassment by someone of the same sex. [Read more…]
Today is Equal Pay Day, a day of awareness about sex-based pay discrimination in the workplace. April 8th is chosen because it marks the number of extra days the average woman would have to work into a new year to earn as much as her male counterparts did the previous year. Because women earn, on average, only 77% of men in comparable jobs, it takes a few extra months.
Since today is Equal Pay Day, it’s a good time to consider sex discrimination and the Equal Pay Act in Ohio workplaces when it comes to wages. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is coming and love is in the air—or is it the flu? It’s probably a little bit of both. But for now, let’s assume it’s love. When love finds its way into the workplace, there are several employment law issues about which Cleveland area employees should be aware. [Read more…]
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced this week that JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $1,450,000 to settle a sex discrimination class action lawsuit. Although the case arises out of JPMorgan’s Columbus, Ohio office, the lessons it offers apply just as much to employees in Cleveland, and elsewhere in Ohio. [Read more…]