Uber’s HR Chief Hits the Road

When you are sufficiently high up in the corporate structure you get to say you “resigned,” even when it sure seems like you got fired. And so it goes for Uber’s Chief People Officer, Liane Hornsey. Ms. Hornsey stepped down in the wake of anonymous complaints that she was systematically ignoring internal complaints of racial [Read more]

Not Safe for Work?

Selling Pornos at Work Might Not be Fatal to Employee’s Claim of Retaliation You might think that firing an employee for selling pornographic DVDs at work is a pretty air-tight, legal reason to fire someone. But think again. It is all well and good to have workplace rules and standards. But when those rules and [Read more]

Married on Sunday, Fired on Monday?

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision, Obergefell v Hodges, recognizing the constitutional right of men and women to marry, regardless of the spouse’s gender. But, does this decision protect these newlyweds from discrimination at work because of their sexual orientation? Or will they be married on Sunday only to be [Read more]