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Discrimination / Harassment

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EEOC flexes muscle with 5 harassment suits

06/21/2018
The EEOC wants to make it clear: Regardless of which way the political winds blow, it still takes workplace harassment seriously.

EEOC revives task force on sexual harassment

06/21/2018
The EEOC has reconvened its Select Task Force on Sexual Harassment in response to the momentum generated by the #MeToo movement.

Netflix premieres new anti-harassment policies

06/19/2018
Workers on Netflix film production crews in the United Kingdom aren’t supposed to look at one another for longer than five seconds, according to new anti-harassment guidelines first reported by the British tabloid “The Sun.”

Lawsuits filed against Queens principal cost city $600,000

06/14/2018
The city has paid $605,000 since 2013 to settle four lawsuits accusing Howard Kwait of sexual harassment.

Buffalo temp agency accused of just about every kind of bias

06/14/2018
If the complaint is correct, Staffing Solutions of WNY in Buffalo has managed to violate just about every law the EEOC enforces.

Expect lawsuit when inexperienced newbie suddenly replaces older, excellent worker

06/14/2018
When an employer suddenly replaces a long-term employee with a younger, inexperienced one without explanation, the older employee may have enough evidence to file an age discrimination lawsuit and get to trial.

Employee acting as own lawyer? Expect delays

06/14/2018
Unfortunately for employers, pro se litigation can take lots of time (and money) to defend. Judges are often willing to indulge employees who act as their own lawyers by providing detailed instructions on how to revise a complaint that would have been summarily dismissed had it come from an attorney.

How to prep for flood of #MeToo complaints

06/14/2018
In a recent NPR radio interview, Society for Human Resource Management CEO Johnny Taylor reported that #MeToo has created an “HR level of activity like nothing we’ve ever seen.”

Rowlett, Texas bar to pay $20,000 to settles pregnancy bias suit

06/12/2018
The owner of Nick’s Sports Grille in Rowlett, outside Dallas, has agreed to settle charges it discriminated against a pregnant bartender who was fired after she could no longer fit into the bar’s skimpy uniform.

University of Denver picked wrong professors to stiff on equal pay

06/12/2018
Note to large employers everywhere: If you’re going to cheat anyone out of the pay they deserve, don’t do it to lawyers.
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