While employers are understandably concerned about disparate treatment claims, the courts have become increasingly demanding in what they require from employees to establish the employer actually treated them differently enough to support the finding of a prohibited animus.
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There are days when the workplace can feel a lot like an elementary school playground, with kids running back and forth tattling about their bruised feelings, having tearful meltdowns, and apparently really needing a nap and a snack.
The U.S. district court in Minnesota recently heard a claim from an employee who was exposed to scenes containing nudity on the television in the employee lounge. The employee claims that these scenes were sexual harassment, does she have a claim?
by Theodore Fong The risks to employers in sexual harassment cases can be big. Potential liability can arise from any decision. Employers may then find themselves having to make tough decisions on tight timelines. The key to ensuring an appropriate response is to be prepared. Preparation will permit an employer to take a proactive approach, […]
It may seem there’s no escaping political divisiveness. All manner of news and social media sources carry angry, frequently hurtful, and often untrue communication. And the workplace is not immune from the damage of those messages. Presidential campaigns have been heated before, but the 2016 contest seemed especially rife with venom. Since the campaign was […]