The EEOC’s Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination

  In July 2014, for the first time since 1983, the EEOC has released com­pre­hen­sive guid­ance on the oblig­a­tions imposed on employ­ers under the Preg­nancy Dis­crim­i­na­tion Act (“PDA”).  The guid­ance reflects changes to the PDA, the cur­rent trends on EEOC’s enforce­ment prac­tices, and the PDA’s inter­play with statutes like the Amer­i­cans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act (“ADA”). … [Read More]

Supreme Court to Review Mixed-Motive Race Discrimination Rule

On behalf of Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC posted in Race Dis­crim­i­na­tion on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 25, 2013 In 2006, Naiel Nas­sar, a fac­ulty mem­ber at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas South­west­ern Med­ical Cen­ter, resigned after encoun­ter­ing race dis­crim­i­na­tion and harass­ment. He tried to get a job at Park­land Hos­pi­tal where he had served in the clinic dur­ing his… [Read More]

EEOC: Workplace Discrimination Claims Over Foreign Accents on the Rise

On behalf of Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC posted in Work­place Dis­crim­i­na­tion on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 11, 2013 The U.S. Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­nity Com­mis­sion recently released fig­ures on what kinds of employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion cases are being brought to the agency and how often. It’s prob­a­bly not sur­pris­ing that com­plaints of dis­crim­i­na­tion based on national ori­gin, includ­ing those involv­ing… [Read More]

Employees Should Be Empowered, Courageous and Principled in their Opposition to Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

By Qusair Mohamedb­hai posted in Work­place Dis­crim­i­na­tion on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 11, 2013 Kath­leen Per­atis, a part­ner at Out­ten and Golden LLP, recently wrote an inter­est­ing arti­cle about her expe­ri­ences con­cern­ing the fear­ful­ness of employ­ees to com­plain about work­place dis­crim­i­na­tion. This fear­ful­ness appears to apply par­tic­u­larly to observers or vic­tims of sex­ual harass­ment in the work­place. Among other… [Read More]

Iowa Supreme Court’s Controversial Decision in Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

By Qusair Mohamedb­hai posted in Sex­ual Harass­ment on Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 22, 2012 An employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion case decided by the Supreme Court of Iowa is gar­ner­ing a lot of atten­tion on the inter­net and its blo­gos­phere, and right­fully so. The court’s rather gos­sip col­umn approach to the fac­tual pre­sen­ta­tion and its eye­brow rais­ing fram­ing of the legal… [Read More]

Dillard’s Accused of Violating Americans with Disabilities Act, Settles Lawsuit

On behalf of Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC posted in Work­place Dis­crim­i­na­tion on Thurs­day, Decem­ber 20, 2012 Most peo­ple get sick at least once or twice per year. In order to rest and pre­vent spread­ing the ill­ness to other peo­ple, most employ­ees are allowed to take sick days. Sick time can cost employ­ers around the coun­try large… [Read More]

Employment and Workplace Religious Discrimination Against the Muslim Employee in Colorado

By Qusair Mohamedb­hai posted in Work­place Dis­crim­i­na­tion on Wednes­day, Decem­ber 19, 2012 In my years of being a Mus­lim attor­ney in Col­orado rep­re­sent­ing employ­ees against unlaw­ful employ­ment prac­tices, I have some gen­er­al­ized obser­va­tions of the Mus­lim employee: highly intel­li­gent, ambi­tious and hard­work­ing, yet afraid or unwill­ing to stand up against dis­crim­i­na­tion because of cul­tural and reli­gious… [Read More]