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

Spreading gender-based rumors at work can create a hostile work environment, says federal appellate court

Can a false rumor about a woman “sleeping” her way to a promotion give rise to a hostile work environment claim? Yes. On February 8, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held in Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Inc. that, where an employer participates in circulating false rumors that a female … Continued