Monthly Archives: January 2010

Outback Steakhouse Advancement Criteria is Sexist

The EEOC negotiated a huge settlement with Outback Steakhouse restaurant chain on behalf of women who were unable to advance because of the company’s glass ceiling. The management positions at Outback were filled by men.  To be considered for management positions, the applicant had to have kitchen experience.  Outback, however, did not give women the kitchen...
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Discrimination Claims are on the Rise

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released statistics showing that charges of job discrimination had risen.  “93,277 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the federal agency nationwide during Fiscal Year (FY) 2009.”  The federal government’s fiscal year ends on September 30.  The highest categories were race, retaliation, and gender.  The total claims are the second-highest...
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