Just when we thought that maybe the N-word — just maybe — had been consigned to the dustbin of employment law history, three new EEOC lawsuits were filed this week in which this word was used against black employees.  See yesterday’s post for a description of the first such suit, and one court’s holding that

Last June a federal court held that the single use of the “N-word” was not enough to create a hostile workplace.  This is not the first court to so hold — but not every court agrees.

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A black replacement janitor claimed that he was subjected to race-based harassment by co-workers who called him “boy,” “black

Yesterday we wrote about the new race discrimination law in the Channel Island of Jersey.  Today, we note a report from the BBC News Guernsey that the Channel Island of Guernsey is “years away” from pasing such a law because it has decided to “prioritise disability discrimination laws.”

Huh?   Passage of an anti-discrimination law —

17674277_sPrivate employers with 100 or more employees must file an EEO-1 Report each year.  This year’s deadline for filing is September 30, 2014.

The preferred method for completing the EEO-1 report is the web-based online filing system, which can be accessed at the EEOC’s website here.

The EEO-1 report requires covered employers to set

“Not black enough?”  Yes, this was the basis of the discrimination claim raised by a self-described “bi-racial” former employee of Nova Scotia’s Black Educators Association.    She alleged that  she was fired as a regional educator because of her color and race (as well as age).

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The Canadian Press reports that she sued and was awarded

Reuters reported yesterday that the EEOC has just sued a pawn shop chain in Brooklyn and Queens (that’s NYC), owned by a convicted fence known as “Fat Frank.”  The EEOC alleged that he fired five female employees after they complained that he called virtually all of the 40 female employees, who are mostly Hispanic, racial

Sounding like our old friends at the EEOC,  the New York Attorney General just announced a settlement with  five New York City employment agencies relating to, among other things, allegations that the agencies “targeted Spanish-speaking job seekers, unlawfully steered them away from certain jobs and unlawfully referred them to jobs paying as little as $3.75

“How do we square these two rulings”?  

We asked this question on May 15th apropos a new decision from a three-judge federal appeals court panel sitting in Virginia which ruled that an employee’s calling the African-American plaintiff a “porch monkey” on two occasions did not constitute a hostile work environment.   After all, it was

Incidents of harassment against Muslim and Arab employees have been on the rise, with virulent and racist epithets and slurs at the core.

On October 2, 2013 we reported on a national origin and religious discrimination case filing by the EEOC against a car dealership in Illinois,  alleging a hostile work environment created against Muslim