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Discrimination / Harassment

EEOC negotiates installment plan settlement

01/16/2020
If you think you can escape the EEOC’s wrath because you’re a small employer in a low-margin business, think again. Just because you can’t afford even a modest settlement doesn’t mean the EEOC won’t pursue litigation against you.

More lawsuits winning class-action status

01/16/2020
Employees managed to convert individual lawsuits against their employers into class actions at a record-breaking clip in 2019, according to the Seyfarth Shaw law firm’s annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.

Remote workers out-of-state? Prepare to address jurisdictional issues

01/15/2020
These days, it’s not unusual to hire employees who live and work in another state. Telecommuting arrangements raise potential employment law compliance problems for employers.

Clear harassment policies, reporting procedures protect both victims and employers

01/15/2020
Employers sometimes assume that the safest course of action is to fire any employee accused of harassment. But that can be a painful choice if the employee is hard to replace or is otherwise a good worker.

In San Antonio, ‘English-only’ rule exposed even more bias

01/15/2020
Former owners of La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio have agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle EEOC national-origin discrimination charges.

United pays $321K to settle charges it knew of internet harassment

01/14/2020
United Airlines has agreed to settle an EEOC lawsuit claiming the company knew for years that one of its pilots had been posting sexually explicit photos of a flight attendant on the web without her consent.

Keep careful notes about every job interview

01/08/2020
Always document what applicants tell you during job interviews. If you reject the candidate and she later claims she revealed protected information during the hiring process, you will have records to counter her claims.

When employee acts as his own lawyer, court may bend over backwards to help

01/08/2020
Employees who try to represent themselves in court often struggle. They may miss deadlines or simply not understand what claims they may have. Don’t let this lull you into false confidence that the case will be dismissed.

Precisely document justification for policies

01/08/2020
Here’s an important reminder when creating or modifying employment policies: Treat every memo as if it will end up as evidence in a lawsuit.

Even settling harassment cases costs a fortune

01/07/2020
There are many compelling reasons to prevent sexual harassment and stop it if it occurs. One of the most practical reasons: Harassment cases are very expensive to resolve, whether in court or with a settlement.