Articles about Employment Law
Guy fired for being rude claims he’s not impolite, just French
A French waiter in Canada experienced the limits of workplace incivility when he was fired for allegedly acting aggressive, rude and combative to his coworkers. And now he's suing his former employer for violating his human rights, arguing that he was not rude — he's just French.
3 things you should never do after you leave a job
When you leave a job, your responsibility as a reliable employee doesn’t completely end on your last day with that organization.
Labor board rules ex-Google employee’s firing over ‘gender stereotypes’ was legal
A federal government agency has concluded that Google did not break labor laws for firing James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote a controversial memo about his company's diversity initiatives.
Side hustle wisdom: What works and what to watch out for
Over the past few years, we’ve been hearing everyone from moonlighting CEOs to short order cooks refer to their bonus gigs as side hustles. So, what exactly are they?
A missing comma resulted in a group of dairy drivers getting $5 million
Unclear grammar can literally cost your company millions of dollars. Just ask Oakhurst Dairy. According to court documents, the Maine-based dairy company said it was settling its comma dispute with its drivers for $5 million.
Study: This is how much non-compete clauses hurts employees
Noncompete clauses, or agreements to delay working for a competing company, can follow us long after we've left a job, limiting our options to find work in our cities and reducing our salaries for years.
These were the craziest workplace surveillance stories of 2017
New advances in technology are making it easier than ever for our employers to track our movements, whereabouts, and employability. These were the craziest stories of 2017.
Ex-Google engineer James Damore files class-action suit alleging discrimination against white conservative men
Former Google engineer James Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against Google for discrimination on account of alleged 'perceived conservative political views,' 'their male gender,' or 'their Caucasian race.'
In Iceland, it’s now illegal for men to be paid more than women
Iceland has now made it illegal for men to be paid more than women, reportedly becoming the first country in the world to make public and private employers prove they offer equal pay to men and women for equal work.
Shannon Fisher on workplace sexual harassment: When in doubt, don’t
With the recent societal focus on workplace sexual harassment in America, many people are asking what the line is between friendly workplace banter and behavior that could be perceived as anywhere from overly flirtatious to downright predatory. Put simply: When in doubt, don't.
Poll: Americans have very different definitions of sexual harassment at work
Americans hold startling differences of opinion about what exactly constitutes sexual harassment across gender, race, and generational lines.
Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn
If you're above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation's top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook.
Survey: 4 in 10 American women say they’ve experienced gender discrimination in the office
42% of working women and 22% of working men say they’ve gone through gender discrimination where they work.
SURVEY: More office holiday parties are scaling back on drinking in post-Weinstein world
As the season of office holiday parties comes upon us, more people are critically examining the role that alcohol plays in toxic workplaces.
Anti-harassment training doesn’t work — but this does
Anti-harassment training doesn't work. The most effective solution to ending sexual harassment at work is hiring more women into positions of power.
This is how to fight ageism in the workplace
There are ways each of us can work to be more inclusive to older co-workers, and less ageist. Here are reminders to prevent unknowingly alienating people.
New York City institutes paid ‘safe leave’ for domestic violence
A paid 'safe leave' bill has been signed into law in New York City to offer financial support and workplace protection to domestic violence survivors.
Three states move to block agreements concealing harassment at work
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, legislators in New York, New Jersey and California are working to block NDAs concealing harassment at work.
Study: Women are doing same work as men with different outcomes
Researchers initially hypothesized that women were to blame for not getting promoted. They were wrong.
Sheryl Sandberg’s best, saddest advice for women who want raises
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg highlighted the approach she thinks women should take when asking for a raise at a recent forum.
Tech workers worry about age discrimination at age 40: Study
Forty-three percent of U.S. tech workers fear losing their position because of age discrimination, with 18% concerned about this “all the time.”
Many more Americans now believe sexual harassment at work is a serious problem
Sixty-four percent of Americans now consider sexual harassment of women at work "a serious problem" in the U.S., ticking up from 47% back in 2011.
6 ways companies can help all employees thrive by shrinking the gender gap
Despite a steady drumbeat of calls to instill workplace equity between the sexes, women still lag far behind men at companies across the nation.
The Supreme Court case that could prevent 25 million workers from suing their employers
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on three consolidated cases deciding your rights to sue your employer in court.
After 48, you’re less likely to get jobs in Silicon Valley, report finds
Once the clock strikes on a technology worker's youth, they turn into Silicon Valley's version of a pumpkin. Here's how to fix it.