Whether you call this season “fall” or “pumpkin spice latte time”, I like to call it — “It’s CHRO Annual Report Season!”
Fifteen years ago today, I posted my first Welcome message to this blog.
I had one modest goal:
I hope you will stick around for the first (and as far as I know, only) Connecticut blog that will focus on new and noteworthy developments in the employment law arena, particularly as they may impact
With the end of the year finally here, I know I could do yet another post on the OSHA vax-or-test standard given that the Supreme Court on Wednesday announced expedited oral arguments on the legality of that rule and the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. That’s now scheduled for January 7, 2022.
But really, with…
Last week, along with my colleagues Lisa Zana and Robert Grady, I presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel group from Westchester County and Southern Connecticut on Returning to the Office.
Of course, it’s still premature. The COVID-19 cases in Connecticut and New York are among the highest in the nation. While vaccinations continue to…
Those were the days of Lady Gaga’s “Meat Dress”. You could also play “Angry Birds” on your new smartphone.
And discrimination complaints to the EEOC were about at their all-time high.
But over the last few years — and in particular, last year — discrimination and retaliation claims have been down.
In preparation for a webinar I gave this week with my colleague Chris Engler (which, by the way, you can access here) I took a deeper dive into the statistics from the annual report released by the CHRO, in a followup to my initial report here.
When you look at the numbers in…
Earlier this month, the EEOC released its statistics regarding charges for 2018. I love looking at these because there are certain trends that always pop out. (You can see some prior years here and here.)
Here are five big takeaways that employers in Connecticut can learn from these numbers.
- Charges Continue to Go
As part of my continuing series of posts about the CHRO, and following up from the 75th Anniversary panel discussion earlier this week, I wanted to provide an early look of the statistics that are soon to be released by the agency.
I was provided a preliminary draft in preparation for the panel presentation; it…
Back in the 1990s, employers still had the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings and the tawdry sexual harassment allegations relatively fresh on their minds. Employment lawyers will tell you that they started to see a bump up in claims in the early to mid 1990s as the issues of workplace harassment raised to the surface.
The last few weeks it seems that I’ve been reading about sexual harassment in the workplace issues a lot more. Here are a few examples:
- Gretchen Carlson sues Fox News’ Roger Ailes.
- Suit Says Managing Partner Pressured Female Staff for Sex
- Sexual Harassment Still