Who is a “similarly situated” employee? New answers from a federal appellate court shed some light

Who is a “similarly situated” employee? New answers from a federal appellate court shed some light

A recent federal court of appeals case sheds new light on the question of who should be considered a “similarly situated employee” as compared to the plaintiff in an employment discrimination case. The context in which “similarly situated employee” analysis arises is that, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found, discrimination … Continued

Eric Bachman interviewed by Bloomberg Law about discrimination protections for gig workers/independent contractors

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Given the soaring numbers of people working as independent contractors (gig workers) rather than traditional employees, an important question has emerged about what protections these gig workers have against discrimination. The most familiar federal anti-discrimination law is Title VII.  But this important law protects only “employees,” not “independent contractors” and others working in the gig … Continued

The EEOC’s new, online system for filing employment discrimination charges: what you need to know

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new, online system for filing and tracking certain charges of workplace discrimination on November 1, 2017. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most convenient for that individual,” said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic. “It’s … Continued