Title VII of the Civil Rights Act provides: "It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against any of his employees...because he has opposed any practice made an... more
Under Title VII, it is illegal to retaliate against an employee for (1) opposing sexual harassment or (2) participating in an investigation concerning sexual harassment. These two clauses are called... more
Although the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) share the same principle to prevent undue discrimination in the workplace these laws... more
EMPLOYMENT: Title VII Damages per party or per claim?
The issue as to whether the cap on damages applied per party or per claim was answered in a Fifth Circuit decision in Black v. Pan American... more
Written by attorney Tyson Snow, almost 2 years ago.
The following series of guides is to help both employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under the various federal employment discrimination laws. I will write in a semi-formal... more
The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has overturned a lower district court in Texas holding thatfiring a woman because she is lactating or expressing milk is unlawful sex discrimination under... more
Criminal background checks for employment purposes are commonplace. But recent literature from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing employment... more
Title VII prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also forbids retaliation against those participating in Title VII complaints. This guide is meant to... more
On April 20, 2012 the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission ("EEOC") Extended the Scope of Title VII protection to include Transgendered Employees who suffer discrimination in the workplace... more