We didn’t have that when I started the blog nearly 8 years ago.
(Side note: It was eight years ago this week that I came up with the idea of doing a labor & employment blog after attending an ABA conference with Kevin O’Keefe in Montreal. Time flies.)
But from time to time, I still think its useful to recap some interesting developments in labor & employment law without a dedicated post. So, here are a few items I’ve read lately that you might find of interest.
- With Bruce Jenner’s recent interview, the issue of transgender employees in the workplace is moving to the forefront again. This Employment Law360 story recaps the state of affairs.
- Attorneys who represent empl0yees are looking for new ways to help prove emotional distress damages in discrimination cases. As BeLabor the Point points out: “For example, doctors can now use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans to measure and visibly observe the effects of emotional distress on the brain.” This may represent a new area of the law in the upcoming years.
- Many bloggers have been writing on code words for age discrimination that pop up from time to time in job advertisements. Suzanne Lucas, of Inc., talks about one such example — the use of of the phrase “digital native”.
- In past years, I’ve talked about how the legislature keeps considering a bill that would force Connecticut schools to teach labor history. That bill is still alive this year. And may be making more progress than people realize.