It is a well-known fact that women are paid less than men for performing the same work. According to a 2015 study from the United States Census Bureau, in the City of San Francisco, on average women are paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men. For African American women and Latinas the statistics […]
THE EMPLOYEE MATTERS: Discrimination
Undocumented workers whose rights have been violated have long feared that the Courts would not offer them protection. This fear was heightened in 2002, when the United States Supreme Court decided in Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board that undocumented workers should not be awarded damages for unfair employment practices because this […]
For many years, victims of workplace sexual harassment cases were assaulted twice – one when they were victimized at work, and a second time when they went to court and the harasser used evidence of their unrelated sexual conduct to impugn their character. Fortunately, this is no longer the case, as there are both state […]
Layoffs are inevitable. Companies fail. Business needs change. Twitter recently announced that 9 percent of its employees are being laid off. IBM is continuously laying off employees while hiring new employees to replace them. The University of California – San Francisco is outsourcing many of its information technology jobs to India. The list goes on. […]
Today is the one-year anniversary of Microsoft’s announcement that Satya Nadella would become the tech giant’s new Chief Executive Officer. Nadella had worked in Silicon Valley since 1992, and had been with Microsoft for 22 years when he was elevated to the position of CEO. His first year compensation amounts to about $84 million. Until […]
Just about six years ago, President Obama signed his first piece of legislation — the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — to extend the time period in which an employee could file a claim for pay discrimination. The Act overruled the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, which Ledbetter said allowed […]
The Employee Matters marks the end of 2014 with a“Top Five” list. Interest in “Top Ten” or “Top Five” lists is so immense that psychologists have even coined the term the “Top Ten Effect,” to describe the “bump” that items on such a list receive in terms of sales. A list of the top developments […]
Thirty-five years after passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnancy discrimination complaints are still on the rise. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is Congress’ chance to finally make good on the promise to our nation’s mothers that pregnancy discrimination is a thing of the past.
Read more about this important legislation in the recent post on the CELA VOICE blog by Jean Hyams and co-author Mariko Yoshihara.