reverse discrimination

By Brandon L. Dixon and Erin Dougherty Foley

Seyfarth Synopsis: A recently filed “reverse” discrimination action in an Ohio federal court is reflective of a trend about which we recently cautioned employers. Namely, employers are facing a pushback–often by white, male employees and applicants–on their efforts to address and eradicate persistent race and gender disparities in their workforces. These
Continue Reading Between a Rock and a Hard Place–Employer’s Longstanding Efforts to Improve Diversity Leads to Accusation of “Reverse” Discrimination

By David J. Rowland, Jennifer A. Riley, Uma Chandrasekaran, and Michael D. Jacobsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Google’s recent travails with simultaneous traditional and “reverse” discrimination claims signal a new era of dynamic employment discrimination risk. Employers will be wise to consider the push and pull legal effect of diversity and inclusion programs, pay equity reviews, and other well-intended
Continue Reading Google: Demonstrating The Hazards Of Employment Discrimination From Every Angle

By Matt Gagnon and Chantelle C. Egan

Seyfarth Synopsis: Google now finds itself in the unfortunate position of being accused of discrimination against women in pay and promotions and – according to a new complaint filed in California Superior Court – against conservative white men. Most troubling, Plaintiffs in that case point to Google’s diversity and inclusion efforts, which are
Continue Reading No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Google Now Accused Of Bias Against Women And Men