Dillard’s, Inc., a well-known department store chain based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, will pay $900,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the EEOC for alleged failure to promote African American employees based on race. The EEOC also alleged that Dillard’s discriminated in its intern-selection process based on race. In its suit against the company,… Read More
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Greater Protection for LGBTQi+ Employees
“An employer who fires an employee merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” – Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch The Supreme Court kicked off Pride Month 2020 in a meaningful way. On June 15, 2020, the Court issued the landmark holding of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. The Court ruled that Title VII of… Read More
Reputation v. Character – Why that question matters in employment law.
John Wooden, one of the greatest coaches of all time, was famously quoted saying that “your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” Often times companies and individuals running those companies are obsessed with their “reputation.” They spend substantial amounts of money and time cultivating an… Read More