EEOC

  • Sapna Pandya, giving her acceptance speech.

    Asians, Fabulosity, Pro Bono, Public Interest

    Congratulations To AEF On A Wonderful Benefit Dinner

    A judge and a community leader shared their thoughts on public service at AEF’s benefit dinner last week.

    / Mar 30, 2015 at 3:46 PM
  • Internet Bully

    Technology

    Top 10 Technology Blunders for Employers

    As one who presumably has no nude selfies, you may not be too concerned about a “hack” like the one that continues to afflict celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of technology issues that an employer should look out for. Are you guilty of any of these top ten technology blunders that are either committed or allowed by employers?

    Blunder No. 1: Recruiting or hiring employees using “coherent people profiles” assembled by aggregators like Spokeo.

    / Nov 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM
  • Health care courts

    In-House Counsel

    Implementing An Employee Wellness Program? Be Careful – The EEOC Is Interested

    According to recent studies, over 90% of employers offer some type of wellness incentives to their employees. This is a significant jump from 2009 when only a little over half of employers had employee wellness programs, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is taking note. In the last two months, the EEOC has filed two lawsuits against employers related to their company wellness programs.

    / Oct 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM
  • Bvaq9TiCEAArU3d

    Billable Hours, Crime, Non-Sequiturs, Police, Racism, Small Law Firms, Solo Practitioners, Television, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.28.14

    * Here’s the international sign for “don’t urinate in public.” Glad to know we needed a sign for this. [National Review] * An illegal hostile work environment is created when coworkers wear confederate flag T-shirts. Because… obviously it is. Professor Volokh thinks this is unconstitutional. Apparently a document drafted by white slaveholders is set up […]

    5 Comments / / Aug 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM
  • Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 9.35.19 PM

    Labor / Employment, Religion

    Workers Forced To Tell Bosses ‘I Love You’ To Honor Onionhead God, Says EEOC

    Until yesterday, I thought Onionheads were fans of The Onion. It turns out Onionheads are a religion whose beliefs sound like something from The Onion.

    18 Comments / / Jun 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM
  • Ironworker harassment RF

    5th Circuit, Labor / Employment

    Is There Anybody Left We Can Harass At Work?

    You know the PC police have won when ironworkers are suing over mean words.

    24 Comments / / Sep 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM
  • racism blind to racism

    California, Minority Issues, Racism, White People

    Lawsuit Claims Target’s Sensitivity Training Is Just As Racist As Target’s Regular Behavior

    When is sensitivity training so remedial that it becomes racist in itself?

    52 Comments / / Jul 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM
  • Cody_Wilson

    Defamation, Guns / Firearms, Harold Baer, International Law, Non-Sequiturs, O.J. Simpson, Technology, Television, Texas

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.10.13

    * Texas law student/international small-arms dealer Cody Wilson got shot down (pun!) days after revealing a fully security-proof 3D printable gun. The State Department pointed out that Wilson seems to be violating all manner of international arms agreements, which was pretty obvious when he went on video boasting about how his weapons were being used in hotbeds of civil strife. [Foreign Policy: Passport]

    * The Juice may soon be loose! But probably not. O.J. Simpson has a hearing seeking a new trial in Vegas and blaming his former lawyer, Yale Galanter. Best part? Simpson claims Galanter approved the whole “armed, threatening confrontation” plan beforehand. Oops. [FOX News]

    * Michael Arrington, a lawyer and “one of the most powerful people on the Internet,” is suing his ex-girlfriend for defamation. The complaint compiles some pretty salacious claims that she made via social media. [Valleywag]

    * Just when you thought being an unpaid intern couldn’t be sadder, Judge Baer makes it sadder. [Fashionista]

    * The “Thug’s Lawyer” got a reprieve when a judge tossed his indictment for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, theft, and perjury. [The Advocate]

    * The EEOC filed suit against a Miami company that required its employees to become Scientologists. In other news, someone actually thought they could get away with making all their employees join the Church of Scientology. [Lowering the Bar]

    * The history of the Madison Avenue IPOs alluded to in last week’s Mad Men. [DealBook]

    7 Comments / / May 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM
  • elmo

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Contracts, Courthouses, Divorce Train Wrecks, Dorsey & Whitney, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Hotties, In-House Counsel, Kids, Law Schools, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Musical Chairs, Patents, Sex, Sex Scandals, Sexual Harassment

    Morning Docket: 11.21.12

    * “[L]awyers aren’t trained as accountants,” but Gibson Dunn, Freshfields, Drinker Biddle, and Skadden may have some splainin’ to do when it comes to Hewlett-Packard’s M&A blowout with Autonomy. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Looks like it’s time for some holiday musical chairs: Dorsey & Whitney’s managing partner Marianne Short will be leaving the firm at year’s end to join UnitedHealth as its chief legal officer. [Twin Cities Business]

    * The court-ordered mediation between Hostess and the bakers’ union broke down last night. If Judge Drain approves the company’s liquidation plan, the Twinkie may disappear from whence it came. [Reuters]

    * Remember the students from Texas Southern who sued because their contracts prof allegedly “curve[d] them out of the class”? Yeah, that got dismissed faster than you can say R2K §90. [National Law Journal]

    * You shall not pass — or use Lord of the Rings characters in online gambling games! J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate is suing Warner Brothers for $80M over improper licensing of the late author’s characters. [Bloomberg]

    * Please don’t tickle me, Elmo. One week after an accuser recanted his allegations against puppeteer Kevin Clash, another one filed suit over an underage sexual relationship. [Media Decoder / New York Times]

    * There’s nothing like some man-on-man sexual harassment to get you going in the morning. Sparks Steak House paid $600K to settle charges lodged by 22 male servers over an eight year period. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Seems like this pulchritudinous plaintiff’s contract case is still kicking, and Emel Dilek testified that sleeping with the boss was “absolutely not” one of her roles during her time at Mercedes-Benz. [New York Post]

    * Lululemon and Calvin Klein have settled their patent spat over elastic waistbands on yoga pants. Here’s hoping the Canadian yoga-wear company turned this lemon of a lawsuit into lemonade. [Businessweek]

    * What do divorcées do in their spare time? They go to Florida’s $350M courthouse to spray paint it with broken hearts and notes for the judge who presided over their proceedings. [Riptide 2.0 / Miami New Times]

    4 Comments / / Nov 21, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Fifty Shades of Ropes and Gray

    Affirmative Action, Biglaw, Defamation, Labor / Employment, Lawsuit of the Day, Minority Issues, Partner Issues, Privacy, Racism

    Lawsuit of the Day: Fifty Shades of Ropes & Gray

    Let’s take a closer look at former Ropes & Grey associate John H. Ray III’s newest complaint against his old firm— as well as an interesting Above the Law shout-out featured within the document…

    22 Comments / / Aug 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM
  • Where's Waldo? In court, apparently.

    Crime, Free Speech, Gay, Gay Marriage, India, Labor / Employment, Morning Docket, Murder, Violence

    Morning Docket: 07.31.12

    * Jason Cai, the software engineer convicted in the spring of murdering a young attorney, was sentenced today to life in prison without parole and ordered to pay more than $700,000 to the slain woman’s family. [Mercury News]

    * An appeals court revived a discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman against her employer. And nobody cares. Wait, hold on a sec. Her employer is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. What, what, whaaaat? [WSJ Law Blog]

    * James Holmes, the man accused of last week’s movie theater shooting spree, has been formally charged with 142 criminal counts. They include 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. [Courthouse News Service]

    * The Twinkie defense is so played out. Now, courtesy of an ex-Citigroup employee, introducing the brand spanking new “Where’s Waldo” defense. [Reuters]

    * India’s largest and oldest television network has accused Nielsen of violating the FCPA by manipulating viewership data in favor of networks that offer bribes. Say it ain’t so! [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Chick-fil-A, free speech, zoning laws, and homophobia — all thrown together onto a failure pile in a sadness bowl. Noted First Amendment lawyer Marc Randazza, counsel to ATL, takes to CNN to educate the masses. [CNN]

    1 Comment / / Jul 31, 2012 at 8:58 AM
  • fat logo

    Disability Law, Fat People, Labor / Employment, Texas

    You Can Be Fired for Being Too Fat, But You Might Collect a Fat Settlement Check, Too

    Can you be fired for being too fat? Check out this portly person’s settlement check….

    33 Comments / / Jul 25, 2012 at 4:52 PM
  • bra top

    Gender, Gloria Allred, Hotties, Media and Journalism, Nude Dancing, Texas, Women's Issues

    Diary Lawsuit of an Angry Stripper: Sexy Reporter Allegedly Fired for Moonlighting as an Exotic Dancer

    Hey, hey, hey! Earl Brown, a former AIG lawyer, claims he was discriminated against because his boss kept making Fat Albert jokes about him.

    25 Comments / / Apr 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM
  • pippa-middleton

    3rd Circuit, American Bar Association / ABA, Barack Obama, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, Free Speech, Guns / Firearms, Legal Ethics, Money, Morning Docket, Old People, Politics, Pornography

    Morning Docket: 04.18.12

    * Since you’re so funny, crack some jokes about this one, Obama. Senate Republicans will be filing an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the constitutionality of the President’s recess appointments. [New York Times]

    * Thanks to this Third Circuit ruling, you can rest easy knowing that you can rely on the First Amendment to protect your homemade sex tapes from all of those strict porn record-keeping and labeling requirements… for now. [Reuters]

    * Due to Kelley Drye’s EEOC settlement, the New York State Bar Association is asking firms to end mandatory retirement policies. Because old folks need to make bank till they croak. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * The ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 has decided to ditch its proposal to allow limited nonlawyer ownership of law firms. Cue tears and temper tantrums from the likes of Jacoby & Meyers. [Am Law Daily]

    * “If I believe that Chris Armstrong is a radical homosexual activist, I have a constitutional right to express that opinion.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tell that to the judge who dismissed your suit, Shirvell. [Detroit Free Press]

    * Presenting “her royal hotness”: apparently Pippa Middleton has been seen cavorting around France with gun-toting lawyer Romain Rabillard, of Shearman & Sterling. [Daily Mail]

    10 Comments / / Apr 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • It's a terrible thing when you have to wait too long for your chance to rule.

    Biglaw, Labor / Employment, Old People, Partner Issues

    Kelley Drye Case Makes It Even Harder to Tell Old People to Go Away

    Is there no legal way to make old people go away?

    22 Comments / / Apr 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
  • Tim Tebow

    Attorney Misconduct, Biglaw, Deaths, Football, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Rudeness

    Morning Docket: 04.11.12

    * Well, at least somebody’s getting a spring bonus. A Biglaw firm has folded against the EEOC’s will on the de-equitization of partners. And all of the underpaid old farts at Kelley Drye & Warren rejoiced! [Bloomberg]

    * Jets fans, are you ready for some football? That’s too bad, because no amount of Tebowing could have saved Reebok from settling this Nike suit. You’re going to have to wait for your damn jerseys. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * George Zimmerman’s lawyers, Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig, have dumped him as a client. They’re probably just pissed that the “defense fund” he set up wasn’t linked to their PayPal account. [Miami Herald]

    * Marrying a terminally ill client who’s as old as dirt may seem like a great way to make some quick cash, but it’s more likely that you’ll just be disbarred. [San Francisco Chronicle]

    * When you’ve been late to court so many times that a judge calls your behavior “premeditated, blatant and willful,” you better be ready to open your wallet. That’ll be $500; at least pay on time. [New York Law Journal]

    * If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again — but only after a few years, banking on the off chance that the bar admissions people have forgotten about all the bad sh*t you did in law school. [National Law Journal]

    * Frank Strickler, Watergate defense lawyer to two of President Nixon’s top aides, RIP. [New York Times]

    6 Comments / / Apr 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Bankruptcy, Depositions, Federal Judges, Food, iPhone, Law Professors, Morning Docket, Murder, Old People

    Morning Docket: 10.06.11

    * With about 90 vacancies in the federal court system, the Senate approved six for judgeships, including Judge John Roll’s replacement. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight] * $400 per wasted hour? That’s not what you’re paying your lawyer. That’s what he’s paying in sanctions for futzing around during depositions. [Daily Business Review] * Texas Roadhouse: […]

    23 Comments / / Oct 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM