Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Is UGLY a Protected Class Under the Employment Discrimination Laws?

Check out this humorous clip from Comedy Central Network's the Daily Show, in which a well-respected economist at the University of Texas notes that how a person looks has an impact on pay and suggests that "ugly" should be a protected classification under the employment laws. Obviously, the Daily Show clip is meant to entertain (if not offend) and make the viewer laugh (or become enraged), but the issue is a real one. Economic studies show that attractive people earn more on average than less-attractive individuals. A recent article by a well-respected law professor noted that "unattractive" graduates of her law school earned significantly less on average than "attractive" graduates.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bailey & Ehrenberg Recognized By U.S. News

The Washington D.C. law firm Bailey Ehrenberg PLLC was recently recognized by, and listed in, U.S. News and World Reports for its ERISA litigation expertise. See http://lnkd.in/M96BS9