Court finds anti-gay discrimination is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under Title VII

Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, most other state laws and the Federal anti-discrimination law do not explicitly provide for protections based on sexual orientation. This may soon change. In a recent Seventh Circuit decision, the Appeals Court held that discriminatory conduct based on one’s sexual orientation is protected under [...]

Workplace Retaliation Does More Harm Than Good for All Involved

When an employee reports discrimination, harassment, wage violations, of unsafe working conditions to their employer, they expect to do so without fear of retaliation or retribution.  Unfortunately that is not always the case. Some managers cross the bounds of appropriate conduct and engage in harassment and/or adversely affect an employee’s employment status such as denying [...]