Jury socks it to "Onionhead" employer for $5.1 million

It's enough to make an "onionhead" weep.

A few years ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued this employer -- who allegedly discriminated against, harassed, and retaliated against a number of employees who were Catholic, Lutheran, and "Nones" for not accepting the "religion" of Onionhead/Harnessing Happiness, which the company's owners and managers used as a "team-building" tool.

Are you wondering what "Onionhead" is? I'd hate for you to miss out:



I have more awesome Onionhead links in this 2016 post.

In 2016, the court denied the employer's motion for summary judgment (discussed in the old post linked above). The case just went to trial, and on Wednesday, a jury in Brooklyn awarded the employees $5.1 million. We don't know whether the company will appeal.

MORAL: Employers, don't impose your religious or, just to be safe, philosophical beliefs on your employees unless you are a sectarian organization.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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