The Mask of Corporate Procedures for Sex Discrimination

Many employees call company hotlines to report problems anonymously.  Many companies have hotlines that work well and guarantee anonymity.  They can be a useful tool for Human Resources but a question arises of what is done with the information once it’s provided to the people inside.  The attorney who represented Gretchen Carlson in her sex…

Read More

National Origin and Citizenship Employment Discrimination: New Regulation

A new regulation takes effect today, January 18, 2017, to prevent national origin and citizenship discrimination in employment.  The Department of Justice stated that treating a worker differently when requesting documents during the employment verification process, no matter the intent, will be prohibited.  The department redefined this type of discrimination as “The act of intentionally…

Read More

Henrichsen Siegel Wins Sex Harassment Jury Verdict

Henrichsen Siegel Wins Sex Harassment Jury Verdict in Favor of Client for Workplace Hostile Environment On Friday, August 12, 2016, after a 4-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, Henrichsen Siegel’s client was awarded a six figure judgment against a large corporation for Title VII sex…

Read More

You’ve Come A Long Way…maybe?

Wage Discrimination Suit Filed by 5 Members of U.S. Soccer Women’s Team Before Title IX, one of the few places for women in professional and collegiate sports was on the sidelines, as a cheerleader.  After Title IX was signed into law in June 1972, there’s been an explosion of opportunity for female athletes, with numerous…

Read More

Facts About Sexual Harassment

What To Know About Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Employees are protected from unwanted sexual attention in the workplace under federal law, Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, and many state and local laws.  Employees protected under the federal law must work at a facility that employs 15 or more employees, and…

Read More

Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination

Have I been discriminated against based on my pregnancy? For many, upon learning that they will welcome another living being into their lives is a moment to celebrate.  However, this news can be a  source of anxiety for expectant mothers in the work force.  They wonder if they’ll be fired or fear they’ll be demoted…

Read More

FAQ’s about The Family and Medical Leave Act

What is FMLA? FMLA is a federal law, The Family and Medical Leave Act. It provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year to eligible employees, while enabling employees to return to their previous position prior to leave. What is covered by FMLA? An employee may ask for 12 work weeks of unpaid leave in…

Read More

Whistle-blower Lawsuits

Whistle-blower laws prohibit retaliation for complaints by employees to employers of unlawful activity.  Fraudulent acts as well as unfair and deceptive trade practices reported by an employee who then is subjected to retaliatory acts in the workplace, including harassment, unwarranted transfers and termination on trumped up performance issues, can form the basis of a valid…

Read More