On January 25, 2011 we blogged we about a big new case on the issue of associational discrimination — discrimination, usually retaliation, based upon relationships or associations.
We just read an interesting article in today’s Business Management Daily which discussed a case where an employee claimed that he was discriminated against based upon his wife’s race and national origin. The writer justly warns employers that "punishing someone because of who he or she associates with doesn’t pass the smell test. Yet many managers and supervisors don’t realize it is illegal. Educate them."