Evil Company Alert: Publisher of In Touch Weekly and U.S. Weekly Accused of Sexist Workplace Culture
The publisher of several magazines targeted towards young women has been sued over allegedly having a sexist workplace culture. A360 Media publishes Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style, and Star. Brittany Romano, a former commerce writer at A360 Media, filed a gender and disability discrimination action with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). She alleged that her former employer has an abusive and “sexist, all boy club culture.” Romano’s suit, filed in New York, also alleges that a
Mother of All Evil Company Alerts: Heroic Father Fired After Saving His Children From Shooting in the Bronx
Anthony Jefferson was shopping at On the Road Automotive Group, a car dealership in the Bronx, to buy his wife a car for her birthday when something horrific happened. Three armed suspects fired several shots into the car dealership. Jefferson quickly shielded his children, aged six, five, and two, from the bullets with his body. While protecting his children, Jefferson was shot three times in the legs. None of Jefferson’s children were injured due to his heroism. The NYPD is
In New York City, offices are welcoming employees back after months of working remotely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. As these vulnerable populations return to work, employers should continue to comply with anti-discrimination laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
What does the law say about reasonable accommodations?
Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), employers must make
After closing factories for nearly two months, several employers such as Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler, sent autoworkers back to work this week. Many employees are concerned about their safety at work in the new post-coronavirus world. Since autoworkers are some of the first non-essential employees to return to the workplace, their experience may give us insights into the “new normal” for American workers. Keep reading to find out how the law may protect workers who are at a
A jury awarded a former Walmart employee from Wisconsin $5.2 million in punitive and compensatory damages for a disability discrimination lawsuit. The case found that Walmart was in violation of federal law when it refused to reasonably accommodate the employee’s disabilities. This employee is deaf, visually impaired, and has an additional developmental disability. He worked as a cart pusher for 16 years.
New Walmart Manager Refuses to Accommodate Disability
The employee in question had his disabilities accommodated for the majority of the
Many Americans live with both visible and invisible disabilities that pose unique challenges to the workplace environment. If your disability isn’t immediately visible when you walk into a room, you probably consider whether or not you should disclose your disability to your employer. Disclosing your disability allows you to be authentically yourself at work and ensures your civil rights protections. However, this disclosure also opens up the possibility of illegal workplace discrimination. Yet, continuously hiding your disability may take an
On June 12th, the seventh circuit court ruled that obesity alone does not qualify for workplace accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA legally requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees with documented disabilities. However, obesity alone, without evidence of another physiological disorder related to weight gain, will not be a protected disability under the ADA. Therefore, employers are not required to reasonably accommodate obese employees without additional disorders who struggle to perform their jobs due to weight.
The Ugly Side of a Beauty Brand: Former NYC Marketing Vice President Sues L’Oreal for Discrimination
Amanda Johnson, former L’Oreal marketing vice president in New York City, has sued the cosmetics company due to racial discrimination and a hostile work environment. Johnson was first hired as an assistant vice president of digital marketing, and she quickly rose up the corporate ladder at L’Oreal. Even at the highest levels of management, however, she claims that she experienced a sexist and racist culture in L’Oreal’s c-suite. Johnson claims that L’Oreal’s sexist corporate culture involved male colleagues watching pornography
Check out our infographic below to learn how you can request a reasonable accommodation in the workplace for a disability or illness: