Category: Workplace Discrimination

October 8, 2013 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

A recent public radio program on “Inspiring Girls and Women to Code” addressed the disheartening reality that while women were 38% of the computer workforce in the 1980’s, that percentage has been nearly cut in half today.  (Forum with Michael Krasny, September 9, 2013  http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201309091000 ) The program’s guests focused on strategies and programs designed…

January 30, 2013 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

A California Appeals court affirmed the granting of summary judgment in favor of an employer who terminated an employee based on findings from an investigation. In the investigation, an outside attorney/investigator found that the employee had violated the employer’s sexual harassment policy and had not cooperated with the investigation. Based on these findings, the employee…

November 5, 2012 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

Two recent cases on racial, religious and ethnic origin harassment speak to how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. In May v. Chrysler Group, a U.S. Court of Appeals case originating in Utah, there was very serious ethnic origin and religious (anti-Semitic) harassment over a prolonged period of time. …

March 29, 2011 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

“Being right is necessary but not sufficient. We also strive to be impartial. We are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with a preconceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda. We strive to preserve our independence from political and economic…