Arbitration is a private form of dispute resolution where conflicting parties choose a third party to resolve a dispute. Rather than filing a lawsuit in court, parties in arbitration privately resolve a conflict behind closed doors. Employers first created this process to lower legal costs and hold disputes in a venue that might be more sympathetic to them. For example, some employers think that arbitrators, who may be retired judges or business people, are more impartial than typical jurors and
Two teachers from Southern California, Agnes Morrisey-Berru and Kristen Biel, sued their respective Catholic schools. The cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel combined to form one case recently brought before the Supreme Court. Agnes Morrissey-Berru was fired because she turned 65 years old. In a secular workplace, this termination is age discrimination. Kristen Biel requested paid sick in order to receive treatments for her breast cancer. Kristen Biel was denied paid
Kim Yong-hee, a 60-year-old former Samsung employee, spent 355 days on top of a traffic-camera tower protesting the tech giant. Mr. Kim climbed to the top of the 82-foot tower with the help of his supporters on June 10, 2019. Supporters used a rope to send up food and books, while his wife collected his waste once a week. He held up placards denouncing Samsung and shared past grievances through a megaphone. Despite the harsh conditions
George Floyd’s death unleashed nation-wide outrage over the disproportionate number of Black men and women killed by the police each year. As some protests were met with physical responses from police officers, some people are questioning why the police still allow such displays of excessive force. Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, 1 of the 4 officers involved in Mr. Floyd’s death, received over 17 civilian complaints against him. Some of the complaints included the use
Gabrielle Union recently filed a racial discrimination complaint against Simon Cowell, NBC, and others affiliated with the show America’s Got Talent. Gabrielle Union is known for her roles in She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Bring It On. Gabrielle was a judge on the hit show America’s Got Talent and resigned after just one season.Gabrielle expressed that she experienced retaliation, harassment, and discrimination while she was on the show. America’s Got Talent allegedly requested her to
In response to increasing complaints of anti-Asian discrimination in New York, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) will launch a $100,000 public education campaign to raise awareness of incidents of bias and hostility that are related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. NYCCHR designed this two-month long campaign in consultation with various Asian American communities. The NYCCHR will use the WeChat app, a multipurpose social media platform, to reach out to Chinese communities
There ain’t no way we can get your job back, but the plan is to show you that we understand. You’re appreciated.
All eyez are on Iowa after the possibly-biased termination of Jerry Foxhaven, the former head of the state’s Department of Human Services. The controversy revolves around the unusual timing of Jerry’s notification that he would be expected to resign; the news was delivered the day after one of Jerry’s favorite holidays, the birthday of the late rapper Tupac
Non-compete defense occurs when employees leave, compete with a former employer, and break a contract in doing so. Non-competes, which originally were used to keep top executives from taking trade secrets to rival firms, have now become common among all types of workers. For example, non-competes in the medical field – ie nurses and doctors – are particularly popular. Non-competes now cover 18 percent of all U.S. employees and have covered 38 percent of workers at some point in time.