Manager's Legal Bulletin

Sexual harassment costs workplaces hundreds of millions of dollars annually in lost productivity and legal liability. Beyond the dollar figures, companies struggle with the bad PR that comes with it, and individuals must endure the shame.

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A Virginia home-building company dragged its feet when a qualified female employee sought to be promoted to a purchasing manager, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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A woman was fired from her temporary job assignment at a medical facility and was denied a full-time permanent position because of her relationship to a person with disabilities—her toddler daughter.

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Even the savviest communicators dread awkward, tense or emotional conversations with employees. Here’s how to get through them.

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An Asian restaurant in Bartlett, Tenn., is facing a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit after it fired two employees it believed were too big (due to their pregnancies) to wait tables.

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Michael, a practicing Rastafarian, wears a cap to prevent his “spiritual energy from escaping into the atmosphere.” He was fired from his delivery driver job at a North Carolina catering company after refusing to remove it.

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The U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­­tunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Ruby Tues­­day, accusing the restaurant chain of discriminating against male em­­ployees who applied for temporary assign­­ments to a busy Utah resort.

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A nurse, battling cancer, sought an accommodation that would allow her time off for chemotherapy treatments while remaining a full-time employee. The hospital refused and fired her, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­­tunity Com­­mis­­sion.

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Costco is facing an EEOC lawsuit for allegedly failing to take steps to protect one of its female employees from the unwelcome advances of one of its customers.

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Here is some good advice for managers on the lookout for sexual harassment: Don’t just keep the jocular guys on your radar. The sleazy and unwelcome conduct can come from anyone in the workplace, as Wells Fargo Bank recently learned.

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