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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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to tackle the vexing question of just how serious an impairment has to be before it's protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Courts ...
Don't believe everything you're hearing about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting arbitration in employment contracts. True, it gives you more freedom to require employees to settle disputes via ...
Some days Carolyn Humphrey tried from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. just to get ready for work. She would rinse her hair for up to an hour. If it didn't "feel ...
Lynne Barrett told seven other employees, the CEO's son and two lawyers that her supervisor sexually harassed her. But she never reported the misconduct to any of the 12 managers designated ...
When Jack Jay tore his Achilles' tendon, his doctor said he shouldn't work anymore in a job that involved climbing. Unfortunately, his position as a millwright required him to climb stairs ...
If you're weighing the costs of testing workers to predict future disabilities, don't forget to count the attorney fees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently called genetic testing by ...
Frank's boss asked him to quit wearing his earring to work. Frank refused, arguing that women in the office were allowed to wear earrings. He was fired and then sued for ...
The New York City Transit Authority required employees over age 40 to undergo an electrocardiogram (EKG) to be considered for the job of station supervisor. Jack Epter, 46, passed the ...
Case 1: The 'sex'retary Lesley Gentry's boss constantly hugged her, kissed her and made suggestive comments, such as asking her to "try out the back counter" with him. He gave ...
Jess McCavitt claims his company withheld a promotion and then fired him for being romantically involved with another officer in the company. He said their relationship had no effect on their ...
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