Employee calls afoul when employer asks for clearance from accommodation “Well congratulations, Samantha!” said manager Andy Dalton. “When is your little one due?” “I’m just four weeks along, so it’ll be around the holidays in December,” said his assistant Sammy. “I wanted to let you know now — my husband’s parents don’t even know yet, […]
‘I’m Underpaid!’ Her Complaint Is Refuted — So She Takes It To Court
The verdict could be precedent setting in this gender bias case “It’ll be the Second City Location’s gain and our loss,” said VP of Operations Shelly Anderssen, having just learned one of her best people was offered a promotion. “You really have worked your way up in this organization.” “I’m excited about getting the director’s […]
‘Anti-Bias Training Is Against My Religion!’ Is That A Legit Reason to Skip?
Employee claims religious beliefs exclude him from anti-bias training; Employer says otherwise “Listen, Edmund, I’m not asking you to do anything that anyone else here won’t do,” said manager Katie Roberts. “You’ve gone through every sort of training we’ve required. There’s no reason to skip this one.” Edmund Connors leaned his hands on the boss’ […]
Can a Young Job Candidate Really Be Better Than Experienced One to Manage?
Older job candidate claims age bias in the battle for a job Marie O’Claire walked into the director’s office, grinning from ear to ear. “You wanted to see me? I’m guessing — no, I’m hoping — this is about the new job.” “Have a seat,” said Gabe Gonzalez, gesturing to the chair on the other […]
A Hairy Debate: Is It Racial Discrimination or an Acceptable Grooming Policy?
Employee cites several instances when her ‘natural hair’ wasn’t vogue enough for a biased grooming policy Shauna Williams pushed her boss’ partially opened office door completely open. “Can you please explain why Annie Linn is sitting at my desk at the front door? Again?” “Oh, you’re back from lunch already?” Manager Shirley Jones said. “I […]
Employee Calls DEI Training ‘Woke,’ Sues for Race, Religious Discrimination
Kind of Quirky: Discrimination Lawsuit over Anti-Discrimination Training “You call it DEI training. I call it woke,” said employee Frank Andrews. “I might not be young – in fact, I’m about ready to retire. But I know what woke means, and this is about as woke as woke can be.” “Frank, it’s mandatory training, and […]
Employee’s Nightmare or Overblown Allegation: A Racist and Vengeful Boss
When performance slides, who’s to blame for termination – an alleged racist or poor performer? “Come in, sit down,” VP of Operations Jerry McNamara said, waving a front-line employee to the empty chair in his office. “We need to talk.” “Happy to do it,” said employee Josh Pace. “I suspect this means we have a […]
Can You Actually Justify A Gender Pay Disparity? See What the Court Says
Employee claims gender pay disparity was the issue; boss says it’s all about experience “I’d love to offer your old position, but it’s not available,” said Manager Billy Harris. “Are you open to another role?” “Possibly. I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things,” said Maria Reyes, an employee who’d taken a […]
Can A White Guy Win a Race Discrimination Suit?
Employer claims qualifying standards go beyond a résumé comparison in the reverse race discrimination suit “What do you mean I didn’t get the promotion?” said Division Manager Dave Sutter, his voice rising in surprise and anger. “I’ve been in this role for decades. Who could possibly be more qualified to step up?” “As it turns […]
Holiday Party Gone Bad: Health Concerns or Religious Discrimination?
Party organizers call ‘Scrooge’ on company for firing them because of religious discrimination “Have a good weekend, Dave. Stay warm. Stay safe,” said Supervisor Eugenia Ratchford as she clicked the automatic starter to her car. Dave Brown, one of her employees, did the same while they stood inside the company doors. “You, too. But won’t […]
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