A 2018 working paper by a team of finance professors found that female brokers are typically disciplined more severely for misconduct than are male brokers. This, the professors found, was especially true at Wells Fargo Advisors.
Before an employee can file a discrimination lawsuit against their employer, they must first exhaust all internal remedies the company offers. Then, the worker must file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a corresponding state agency such as the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights or the Virginia Division of Human Rights. This is meant to ensure the worker exhausts the available administrative remedies, as well.
"When you get cultural change on civil rights, it happens because industry leaders do the right thing," said the commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently.
"Although Title VII was passed more than 50 years ago, women nationwide continue to be passed over for promotion because of their sex," says one EEOC regional attorney.
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have put a spotlight on sexual harassment, especially when it occurs in the workplace. Most employers want a culture free of discrimination and harassment, but it can be a challenge to create effective training programs. Luckily, a few good ideas can make your anti-harassment training program much more useful and engaging to your employees.
Most employers support the idea of anti-discrimination laws and have every intention of following them. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation around. Many small business owners find it hard to tell if their employee policies comply with federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Let's take a look at compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On April 12, 2016, the Thatcher Law Firm won a high profile jury trial in Federal Court on behalf of the Board of Education of Prince George's County ("School Board"). In the case of Donald T. Howerton v. Board of Education of Prince George's County (No. TDC-14-00242), after a lengthy five day trial, the jury quickly returned a verdict in favor of the School Board in just under 90 minutes.