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October 2019

“First Monday” this year is October 7, when the Court returns from summer recess to hear the first set of arguments this term.  The Court typically hears arguments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays for two weeks in a row each calendar month.   2,276 more words

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California Amendments on Hairstyle-Related Discrimination Will Likely Have Broader Effect

Contributed by Steven Jados, July 19, 2019

Wooden judge gavel with USA state flag on sound block – California

The state of California recently passed legislation that amends the definition of race under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (the California State statute that prohibits employment discrimination, among other things) to include “traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.”  The legislation defines “protective hairstyles” to include, without limitation, hairstyles such as “braids, locks, and twists.”  In passing this legislation, California’s Legislature made clear that the amendment was directed toward addressing persistent, racist norms that certain hairstyles associated with black people are inferior or unprofessional.  334 more words

Employment Discrimination

Timing Is Everything

By Jeremy Mittman and Alfredo Ortega

Why This Matters

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fort Bend County v. Davis. The message received loud and clear for… 297 more words

MSK Blog

Jrnl Entry No. 5.6.2004

All day I can’t find the motivation to do anything but sleep. I guess I feel depressed for not being at work, or thinking that my professional, corporate, 40 – 50 thousand dollar a year life is over, and now what? 1,593 more words

Life And Mind Of An Only Child

6 Ways Employers May Inadvertently Engage in Age Discrimination

Employers generally can’t use an applicant’s age as a hiring criterion without violating California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (see Govt C §12940(a)) and the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 USC §§621–634). 611 more words

Legal Topics

Be. Resilient​.

Two weeks.  Two more weeks and these two years will be yet another memory to file away.  North Carolina awaits, so does a future that is unknown.  473 more words

Don’t Let Your Lattes Go Cold When Employees Complain About Customer Harassment

Contributed by Heather Bailey and Jeff Glass, April 23, 2019

A
currently pending federal case reminds us that hospitality employers could have
claims for sexual harassment and discrimination brought against them based on… 754 more words

Harrassment