Tag Archives: gender discrimination


Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment Podcasts by Betsy Kim  
‘It’s Just Lunch’ Has Date With EEOC [Radio]

(Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock)   WCBS (880 AM) radio journalist Steve Greenberg reports male job applicants at the dating service “It’s Just Lunch” filed an EEOC complaint. They alleged the company refused to hire men as dating directors or sale representatives, violating discrimination laws. The commission agreed. The defendant offered to pay nearly $1 million to qualified male applicants who were not hired. The company’s HR director tried to reverse the female only hiring policy but was fired. This retaliatory firing …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Wal-Mart Tries to Quash Gender Bias Suit in Wisconsin

Wal-Mart is hoping to get a gender bias class action suit in Wisconsin thrown out of court, thanks to the reversal of a new rule imposed by the National Labor Relations Board. Five women are trying to make the retail giant answer their claims that they were paid less and had fewer opportunities for promotions than their male counterparts. Several other similar suits have been filed in other states following a 2011 Supreme Court ruling that disallowed a national class …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Female Deputy Denied Promotion Over Politics Wins $1M

 A female deputy in Illinois who claims she was passed up for promotion because of politics has won a $1 million jury award against the county. Susan J. Lakics, who had worked for the DuPage County sheriff’s office for 16 years, claimed that Sheriff John Zaruba promoted less qualified candidates who scored lower than her on the sergeant’s test. She sued the county, claiming sex discrimination and political retaliation. The jury rejected her claim of gender bias but agreed that …

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Male Caregivers Suffer Discrimination in the Workplace

The growing number of men taking on family caregiver roles is a sign of the times. But when old-fashioned employers fail to keep up with changing gender expectations, it can mean trouble for male employees who need time to care for their children, spouses or parents. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported a steady increase in charges of caregiver discrimination over the last five years. And though the report does not distinguish between complaints from male and female …

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