If you can’t find a way to end persistent workplace harassment, a court may conclude that your organization acted recklessly in denying an employee’s civil rights. That may mean you’ll owe a huge punitive damages award.
If it looks like simple efforts (such as painting over graffiti and conducting anti-harassment training) aren’t stopping the harassment, call on expert help.
Recent case: Otto worked on a Chrysler assembly line. Otto’s family history is complicated, but also the basis for the harassment he claimed he suffered at work. His Jewish grandfather emigrated from Germany to Cuba in 1911 and married a Cuban woman. Raised Christian, Otto fled Cuba as a child with his family after Fidel Castro took over. He converted back to Judaism when he married, and now identifies himself as Jewish.
In 2002, Otto claimed that someone vandalized his cars, parked in a Chrysler parking lot, by pouring sugar into the gas tanks and cut...(register to read more)
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- A 360-degree review can be used to show process was fair
- Remind managers to steer clear of discrimination by association
- Don't make juries use their imaginations! Tell decision-makers to keep interview notes
- DOL's new Web hub highlights accessibility tools for disabled