Discrimination and Harassment

In a 3-2 decision involving The Boeing Company, the National Labor Relations Board overruled Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646 (2004), which articulated the Board’s previous standard governing whether facially neutral workplace rules, policies and employee handbook provisions unlawfully interfere with the exercise of rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Alex Kozinski, a high-profile federal judge, has retired following sexual harassment accusations from at least 15 women.

According to a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, by the Communication Workers of America, thirteen companies including T-Mobile US, Amazon, Inc., and Cox Communications Inc., imposed age limits on who could see recruitment ads, allegedly limiting some only to people younger than 38.

Chas. S. Winner, Inc., doing business as Winner Ford of Cherry Hill and Winner Ford, will pay $150,000 to settle a federal pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination.

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed AB 1209 (Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego), which would have required large companies in California to disclose data on how they are paying men and women differently.

California employers are now prohibited from asking job applicants about their prior salary and, if applicants ask, employers must give them a pay range for the job they are seeking, under a new state law, AB 168,  that takes effect January 1, 2018.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has confirmed it received $23,225 from Harvey Weinstein in four separate donations.

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $4.8 million to a former South Pasadena police officer who alleged he was fired by the City of South Pasadena because of his disability.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has formally declared that Title VII does not protect transgender workers from employment discrimination, which is contrary to previous guidance issued under the Obama administration.