Employment Blog

How Must an Employer Respond to a Sexual Harassment Complaint?
Sexual Harassment

Ideally, an employer has policies in place to discourage sexual harassment. If a claim is reported, the company should investigate and take appropriate steps if it determines that harassment took place. In Smith v. Rock-Tenn Services, Inc., a recent case...

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Do I Have to Report Harassment to My Employer?
Sexual Harassment

It’s best to report harassment (whether it’s based on your sex, race, religion, disability, or another reason) to management or human resources if you want to protect your legal rights. The courts generally want to give employers an opportunity to...

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Does Sexual Harassment Happen in Professional Firms?
Sexual Harassment

If a person works in a professional field, it doesn’t mean that he or she acts professionally. Doctors, accountants, and lawyers can all sexually harass others. A harasser is one who wants to exploit his or her position of power...

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The Huffington Post: North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law is Senseless — And Sinister
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

April 1, 2016 It’s easy to ridicule North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law, but it’s actually very disturbing. The idea that Tar Heel politicians felt such an urgent need to start policing bathrooms that they held an emergency session inspires mockery,...

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Can a Retaliation Claim Be Successful Without a Discrimination Charge?
Retaliation, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

Retaliation claims are based on protected activity. First, you must have complained about some kind of discrimination, sought a reasonable accommodation for a disability, or sought a medical leave. However, to have a viable retaliation claim, you do not need to...

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Can Sexual Harassment Happen When Both Parties Are the Same Sex?
Sexual Harassment

The issue of whether federal law prohibiting sexual harassment included situations where both parties are of the same sex was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1998. In the case deciding the issue, all the justices agreed that same...

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Proving Discrimination Under the Cat’s Paw Theory
Litigation, Sexual Harassment

Imagine you work at a company where everything is going well…except for your boss who seems to have something against you for an improper reason, such as your race or sex or the fact that you’re pregnant. You have a...

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Three Ways to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work
Sexual Harassment

Have you received unwanted sexual comments, jokes, or advances at work? Was a significant employment decision such as a promotion denied (or granted) based on your rejection (or acceptance) of a sexual advance? If the answer to either of these...

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Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment

Does your supervisor have a habit of promoting people who are less qualified than you are into positions for which you have applied? Does he make jokes about the competence of women and how they perform at work? Federal laws...

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iGate Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment

Employer Seeks Dismissal of Discrimination Case, Tampering With Company Computer Alleged Claims and counter-claims are part of the litigation process. A California federal court judge will need to consider alleged sexual harassment by an attorney, with the victim being an...

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