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Mindy Chapman, Esq., Mindy Chapman & Associates

Try this on for gross. A female employee gains access to her boss’s e-mail account without permission and discovers a vulgar e-mail sent by a male co-worker to her male boss. The subject of the e-mail: her genitals. So, does this create an illegal hostile work environment, even though the e-mail was not sent to the woman and she was never intended to read it?

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When you have to perform reductions in force, the best strategy for avoiding age-discrimination lawsuits has nothing to do with a “strategy” at all—it’s all about making sound decisions based on honest, documented employee rankings, as telecom giant Sprint Nextel has just learned the hard way.

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This week’s important U.S. Supreme Court ruling on pay discrimination resulted in a major victory for employers nationwide … and an unusually heated debate between Supreme Court justices. The 5-4 vote means employees no longer can sit on wage discrimination claims for years. They have only 180 days to file their claims with the EEOC or the claim is forever barred. Period. Sounds like good news, right? But be aware: This ruling likely will, in the short run, lead to a spike in pay-discrimination claims…

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In the good old days, employers used to have control over who they hired. Not anymore. Today, the EEOC has the power to decide who you will have to roll out the red carpet for.

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How would supervisors in your organization handle this situation: A female employee walks into her boss’s office and complains that one of her co-workers showed her pictures of himself engaged in … activity best reserved for the privacy of one’s own home (get the gist?). Pretty serious stuff. Apparently one guy didn’t think so …

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Terminations are a legal minefield, but you’d think it would be easy to fire a 911 emergency dispatcher who was found sleeping on the job. Not in today’s lawsuit-happy environment…

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You’d think that going into a retail store to pay retail prices with real green money would be a sight for a salesperson’s sore eyes. Not the case at Dillard’s Department Store in Kansas City, which is now facing a messy lawsuit because of one saleswoman’s rudeness.

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Ouch for Employers! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Chair Naomi Earp has just said that EEOC attorneys now work as if they are part of a national law firm. Instead of simply handling a complaint in the geographic region it was filed in, this new model allows EEOC attorneys to strategically scrutinize the employment practices of big companies with multiple sites nationwide and to effectively select the best venue to litigate in.

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Does your “Now Hiring” sign really mean “Now Hiring Men”? That appeared to be the case at an Ohio auto dealership, which just settled a sex-discrimination lawsuit with the EEOC. The dealership must pay out $2.3 million to a group of 39 female applicants who were denied sales jobs.

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FedEx will write a check for $55 million dollars to settle a class-action suit alleging race and national-origin discrimination in hiring, promotions and performance practices. FedEx’s “pay day” comes after minority employees challenged the company’s “Basic Skills Test” hiring and promotion tool for having a discriminatory impact on them …

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