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.

Train supervisors to be on the lookout for all forms of sexual harassment, not just blatant abuse ...

A teenage girl who worked in a Coral Springs McDonald’s is suing the franchise holder after her store manager, Hector Figueroa, carried on a sexual relationship with her for nearly a year ...

Do you spell out all the details about the internal job opportunities you make available? If you don’t, you should
—including the negatives ...

One cardinal rule of law is this: You can only be sued once for all claims related to a particular wrong ...

Yolanda Pozo, a Cuban native and devout Catholic, worked as a maid at a New York hotel. When she started in 2001, she worked Monday through Friday. Her schedule did not conflict with her church attendance, but ...

n a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed employers a major victory. No longer will you have to worry that an employment decision you made years—even decades—earlier will come back to haunt you ...

Manch McLaughlin, a 54-year-old employee in the gas operations plant of National Grid in Glenmont, claimed he was passed over for promotions for 26 years while newer employees moved up the ranks around him ...

A Long Island woman has filed suit against Banc of America Securities, alleging the company “left her to hang out to dry and get punished by her co-workers” after she made a sexual-harassment complaint ...

Employees living with cancer increasingly are staying on the job, thanks to benefits like flexibility and intermittent, short-term disability insurance ...

No single federal law governs job applications. Your biggest risk is asking unnecessary questions that run afoul of federal or state laws banning job discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, national origin or disability. But, done right, your application can be a great tool to communicate important information ...