What Should I Do If My Boss Says Racist Things?


John Schnatter, founder and chairman of Papa John’s, openly stated in a conference call that “Colonel Sanders called blacks n––s” in an effort to deflect from the controversy surrounding statements he made about NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television, allegedly stated in a meeting that black women were […]

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Can My Employer Enforce My Arbitration Clause? Supreme Court Says Yes


Early this week, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that arbitration clauses in individual employment contracts are enforceable against employees seeking to bring class-action lawsuits. This ruling will have an immediate, profound impact, and will alter the way employment attorneys like myself will be able to seek remedies in certain claims. For example, […]

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EEOC Commissioner Says #MeToo Movement Has Not Led to Increase of Cases


At a recent national conference for the Society for Human Resource Management, Victoria Lipnic, the acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (“EEOC”) revealed that the #MeToo movement has not resulted in an increase of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC. As someone who regularly advocates for victims of sexual harassment in the […]

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Black History Month Highlight: Macon B. Allen


This week, I am continuing the Black History Month Highlight series and introducing you to Macon B. Allen. Although Mr. Allen may not be as well known as Thurgood Marshall, his accomplishments are equally if not more noteworthy, especially considering that the majority of his accomplishments occurred before the abolition of slavery and before African […]

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