Category: Harassment

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Sexual Harassment

Supervisory Status Key in Assessing Liability in Sexual Harassment Cases

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an employee’s same-sex sexual harassment claim after determining that the supervisor lacked the ability to take tangible employment action against the employee.

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Sexual Harassment: Lessons for Employers Following Recent Decisions

Verified accounts of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and political arena have spiraled out of control. Unfortunately, most of the accusations do not involve one-time events that can be chalked up to mistakes in judgment. Instead, employers and others in control took a head-in-the-sand approach, hoping the harassing behavior would magically go away on […]

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Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape.   Harvey Weinstein.  Google.  Uber.  Silicon Valley.  SoFi.  Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes of Fox News.  A whopping 310 accusations against filmmaker James Toback.  Mark Halperin.  Taylor Swift allegedly being groped by radio host David Mueller.  And for real, our 41st […]

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Morgan Stanley Wins Bet on Untimeliness to Scotch Sexual Harassment Claim

2017 saw an unprecedented number of people come forward with stories of hostile work environments dating back 20 years or more. The impact of those stories has undoubtedly left countless people (and possibly their employers) worrying that their improper conduct from years ago may be the next story to break.

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Managing Romance in the Workplace

Valentine’s Day is here and as most people know, falling in love is simply wonderful.  Falling out of love?  Not so much.  And when romantic relationships happen in the workplace, employers need to be sure they’ve taken steps to keep romance from becoming a legal liability.

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Why Isn’t Workplace Sexual Harassment Training Working?

As I write this article, the newspapers and airwaves are filled with more reports of alleged sexual harassment in workplaces around the country. It’s as though the media has suddenly discovered a whole new world of discrimination to report on. For HR managers, these stories aren’t surprising—they’re frustrating.

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#MeToo: 72% of Workers Who Experience Sexual Harassment at Work Do Not Report It

Thanks to the #MeToo movement, more victims are feeling empowered to come forward about workplace sexual harassment, but according to a new CareerBuilder survey, the majority continue to keep quiet. Of those who have been sexually harassed, the majority (72%) did not report the incident and more than half (54%) did not confront the person […]

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New Jersey Harassment Case Ruling Leads to New Definition of ‘Supervisor’ and Other Surprises

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently broadened the definition of “supervisor” for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), in an expression of the court’s opinion that went beyond the facts before it. The […]