Archive for January, 2012

Only English in the workplace?

Can an employer require its employees to speak only English in the workplace? Can you deem someone not qualified if he brings a translator to the interview?


Background Checks – Minefield For The Unwary

Pepsi’s $3.13 million settlement with the EEOC over an overly broad background check policy should cause all employers who use such checks to re-evaluate their policies. While background checks can provide invaluable information to employers in the hiring process, if used improperly, they may be deemed tools of discrimination. As we discuss in our Talking […]


Cat’s Paw Decision Puts Fable in Employment Law

Reflecting back over the last year, perhaps one of the most interesting employment cases involved “The Cat’s Paw” fable about the perils of allowing oneself to take action without regard to consequences due to the manipulative encouragement of another.