Diversity and Next Level Inclusion is a Hallmark of a Great Workplace!

Diversity and next level inclusion is a hallmark of a great workplace! As we enter in to the various religious and cultural winter holidays, we recognize that being respectful and inclusive can be difficult and costly. However, Title VII covered employers are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for employees to observe religious holidays if it […]

Consider Modeling Your Company’s Sexual Harassment Policy after New York State’s Model Sexual Harassment Policy

Last week, New York issued its model sexual harassment policy and trainings aimed at curbing sexual harassment in the workplace.[1] Employers with business operations in New York should be aware of the new rules under New York law and update their sexual harassment policies as needed.  Even companies that do not conduct business operations in […]

Sexual Harassment: Best Practices for Employers

Over the past several months there have been countless stories of sexual harassment scandals, but what isn’t the news telling us? The news has left many companies wondering how these allegations against their favorite celebrities arose and if their company is next. Read more ..

Missed our Sexual Harassment Workshop? Get the Materials Here!

On March 6, 2018, ELS presented Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Telling You. The workshop discussed “unpopular” issues in sexual harassment law. Topics included sexual harassment basics and less discussed issues in sexual harassment  law, including same-sex harassment, female harassers, false claims, and consensual office romance that becomes harassment. ELS can equip your organization the tools needed to […]

Read ELS’ Practical Guidance on Discovery in Employment Litigation

ELS Partners, Jamala McFadden and Chandra Davis, and ELS attorney, Raquel Crump, had the pleasure of authoring a Lexis Practice Advisor Practice Note concerning Discovery in Employment Discrimination Litigation: What Defendants Can Request and Obtain from Plaintiffs. The practice note provides guidance on the scope of permissible discovery employers may obtain from plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits. […]

Watch our Sexual Harassment Workshop Live Tomorrow!

Can’t attend our workshop tomorrow? Watch it live on Facebook or YouTube. We’ll be starting at 11:30 am!

Read our February 2018 Issue of the Pipeline!

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Nominees to EEOC Likely to Roll Back Litigation and LGBT Coverage

Two possible EEOC  nominees, if confirmed, are likely to pull back EEOC aggressiveness in litigation and interpretation of Title VII’s coverage of LGBT employment discrimination.  Read more here: Law360-EEOC Noms Stress Negotiation, Guidance At Senate Hearing  

LGBT Protections in the Workplace

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.[1] According to the complaint, Kimberly Hively, an openly lesbian, part-time, adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College, applied for a full-time position at least six times over […]

Personnel Board Upholds Termination of 2 Supervisors for EEO Policy Violation

Attorney Carmen Alexander recently served as a key witness in personnel board hearings held for two terminated employees seeking to have their terminations overturned.  The two employees were first-line supervisors.  Both were terminated after Alexander found that they violated their employer’s EEO Policy by using the “N” word and, in a separate unconnected EEO investigation, […]