Last month, I wrote about the IT industry's problem with its treatment of female and/or older employees. The obstacles that these employees face have been documented in the media and through our own firm's cases. But, do these anecdotal episodes mean that IT employers are engaging in illegal discrimination? The answer is not a clear cut one but depends on the circumstances.
While IT work environments may not be as congenial or friendly to female and/or older employees, that does not necessarily prove illegal discrimination. But as my colleague Glen Savits alluded to in an earlier post, it may be relevant circumstantial evidence...Read More