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HR Manager’s Remarks Regarding Nature of Hiring Process May Help Employee Establish Discrimination Case

Article by Monica Rose Cafaro (Posted by Martha Zackin) A recent decision by a federal appeals court underscores the need for HR mangers and other hiring personnel to watch what they say about job openings and the company’s hiring practices. In Kidd v. Mando American Corporation, a white female employee who worked in the accounting […]

EEOC Hands Out New Religious Discrimination Complaint

On September 25, the EEOC issued a press release announcing CONSOL Energy and Consolidation Coal Company violated federal law when they refused to accommodate a long-time employee’s religious belief.  Apparently, the companies installed a biometric hand scanner to track employee time and attendance.  The employee in question, Beverly Butcher, believed that that there was relationship […]

Abercrombie & Fitch Loses Another to the EEOC

For the past few years, Abercrombie & Fitch has been fighting to uphold its “Look Policy,” described by the website Buzzfeed as “effortless sex-meets-Ivy League aesthetic.”  A&F’s Look Policy, as reported by Buzzfeed, provides that its employees must, among other things, represent A&F with “natural class” and “American style.”  The Look Policy governs hairstyle, clothing, […]

New Beginning

I discovered the joys of blogging in 2009, when I helped launch an employment law-related blog at another firm.  I recently joined Bello/Welsh, LLP, a boutique labor and employment law firm, where I am excited to be launching our new blog. Our primary goal here at WorkLawBlog (worklawblog.net) is to educate you about interesting developments […]