Both federal and state laws protect against wage discrimination based on sex. The passing of Alabama’s Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) also forbids wage discrimination based on sex and race. Do I have a claim under the federal EPA or Alabama’s CFEPA? Under the federal Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d), a plaintiff must… 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
Trucking Company to Pay $11 Million to Settle Race Discrimination Cases
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. will pay $11 million to settle charges of race discrimination at its former facility in Illinois. The EEOC accused a company subsidiary of subjecting black employees to a racially hostile work environment, including displays of hangman’s nooses and racist graffiti.… Read More