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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the first LGBTQ rights cases to be heard by the Court since the 2015 gay marriage case.

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 15, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Tomorrow, June 28, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riot where gay men and lesbians fought back during a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Because this…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 27, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

While the Supreme Court has not yet resolved the question of whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, I have previously noted in this blog that there are good legal —…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 5, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

While employers and their lawyers love to demonize California’s employment laws, I have always thought that California’s requirement that all supervisors and managers receive interactive training in…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 24, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

If your company is one of the 1,000 federal contractor establishments (including prime contractors and subcontractors) that received a corporate scheduling announcement letter (a “CSAL”) from the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 13, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As I predicted last week , a conflict among the circuits now exists on whether gays are protected from workplace discrimination. In yesterday’s landmark opinion in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community…

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 5, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Full disclosure: I have a dog in this fight. As a gay man, I would be happy if the Supreme Court decided that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Until now, federal…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 28, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Having taught restless teenagers for many years before I became a lawyer, I have always believed that there are few things as ineffective as lecturing, since only a few gifted souls can pull it off…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 11, 2016
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Some 6,000 lawyers from around the world are attending the International Bar Association meetings in Washington this week. As I meet colleagues from many countries, I am constantly reminded of the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 21, 2016
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

I will not weigh into the most recent legal salvo in the transgendered bathroom wars other than to mention in passing that the federal government and the State of North Carolina filed dueling…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 25, 2016
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

With a growing number of employees choosing to openly change their gender without changing their jobs, human resources departments are being enlisted to assist these employees in transitioning. This…

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 28, 2016