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July 2018 Archives

Estée Lauder settles gender discrimination in parental leave case

Products from Estée Lauder generally focus on the female market in New York, but a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission revealed how the company's paid parental leave policy favored women over men. The company settled the case with a consent decree that will split $1.1 million among the 210 male employees unfairly treated by policies that violated laws against gender discrimination.

Driver sues Trump organization for unpaid overtime

A New York City resident who was a personal driver for Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was not paid for more than 3,000 overtime hours in the past six years. Although a driver for the Trump family for 25 years, the statute of limitations limited the number of years that he could seek relief for.

Ageism still a hazard in tight labor market

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) says that companies cannot discriminate against those who are age 40 and over. However, it is still considered to be an open secret that older workers have trouble finding work because of their age. According to one advisor from the EEOC, it is among the most accepted forms of discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination based on age goes farther than simply refusing to hire someone who is deemed to be too old.

Few workers formally complain about ageism

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, only 3 percent of those who experienced age discrimination filed a complaint. In 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was implemented, which is meant to protect New York workers and others from ageism. However, studies have shown that 90 percent of respondents aged 45 and older believe that ageism is common in the workplace. Furthermore, 60 percent said that they have seen or experienced it themselves.

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