Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and harassment claims often increase in a down economy. Learn the proper techniques for conducing proper workplace harassment investigations, providing sexual harassment training, and more to reduce claims of employment discrimination and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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A Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee in Westchester, N.Y., will pay $150,000 to several women who were sexually harassed by a former manager.
An applicant tells you she can't work nights due to her religion. Or an employee wears a headscarf to the office. How would you respond?
A home health care company called Your Health Team, based in Kaufman, Texas, didn’t show much in the way of teamwork when it fired a home health aide after learning she was pregnant.
A former Pittsburgh news anchor whose social media post led to community outrage and her eventual firing is suing the TV station where she worked.
Last year, the EEOC received more than 28,000 claims by employees that they were unlawfully harassed at work. Here are the top reasons employees say they were targeted for harassment.
In June, the EEOC proposed new regulations concerning Title VII’s national origin provisions. National origin discrimination complaints comprise about 11% of the charges the EEOC receives each year. The new proposed EEOC regulations target job segregation, human trafficking and intersectional discrimination.
So far, 24 states and more than 100 municipalities have passed laws prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their criminal records early in the hiring process.
Last year, the EEOC sued Austin’s Park N Pizza amusement park, alleging it failed to accommodate a disabled employee. Now the park has settled the dispute for $20,000 and significant injunctive relief.
One of the nation’s largest dried fruit processors, Z Foods in Madera, Calif., has agreed to pay $1,470,000 to settle sexual harassment and retaliation charges leveled in an EEOC lawsuit.
A Connecticut garment maker will pay $80,000 to settle an EEOC sexual harassment lawsuit.
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