All posts by Carol Garvan

The “Wayward” Supreme Court

I was planning on writing something fun and light-hearted this week – it’s mid-summer, the sun is shining (occasionally), Mainers are grilling and gardening and congregating with friends and family.  But the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on workers’ rights have put me in a distinctly less celebratory mood. Although they wear robes, Supreme Court Justices […]

Pushing the Boundaries of the Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that investigates claims of employment discrimination, doesn’t actually have a physical office in Maine.  Its closest office is Boston.  But that didn’t stop several EEOC representatives from Boston and New York from coming up to Maine last Monday to address Mainers about the work the EEOC […]

Adding Insult to Pregnancy

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act has been in effect since 1978, but discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace is still all too common.  Statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that hears complaints of employment discrimination, show that pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise.  Almost 6,000 complaints of pregnancy discrimination were […]