Posts Tagged ‘Discrimination’

Jul
2013
22

NJ Supreme Court Issues Decision Which Strengthens Workplace Bias Laws in Favor of Employees

NJ Supreme Court Issues Decision Which Strengthens Workplace Bias Laws in Favor of Employees
  Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of a UPS employee who sued the company after being demoted.  The plaintiff claimed his demotion was retaliation for complaining about denigrating remarks in the workplace.  In a unanimous decision, the state’s high court ruled that employers who engage in derogatory remarks…
Jul
2013
18

Lawsuit Claims Johnson & Johnson’s Culture of Discrimination Dead-Ends African-American Careers

Lawsuit Claims Johnson & Johnson's Culture of Discrimination Dead-Ends African-American Careers
  A lawsuit filed by a former employee suggests that despite being named one of Diversity Inc.’s “Top Companies for Diversity,” Johnson & Johnson has “a corporate culture of discrimination.”   The suit was brought forward by a former executive, Francine Parham, who believes she was passed over for…
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Jul
2013
9

BMW Faces Discrimination Lawsuit in SC Stemming from Job Reapplication Drug Test Process

  BMW is facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that one of its facilities in “Right-to-Work” South Carolina adopted a criminal background check policy that disproportionately affected African-American workers. In 2008, BMW switched contractors at the facility and all employees were forced…
Jun
2013
14

Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed Going Unnoticed Despite Sequester, Other State-Specific Exacerbations

Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed Going Unnoticed Despite Sequester, Other State-Specific Exacerbations
Glossed over in the May Jobs Report are troubling facts about the long-term unemployed.  Numbers indicate that those out of work for 27 weeks or longer are faced with an increasingly steep climb back into the workforce. Following the release of April’s Jobs Report, Bloomberg news published an informative piece about how long-term unemployment…