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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Employee assistance program (EAP) counselors are covered by the same privilege of confidentiality that's granted to licensed psychotherapists, says the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the first time ...
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 ...
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 ...
Vanessa Turpin suffered occasional seizures from a mild form of epilepsy. When Sara Lee shut down the plant where Turpin worked, she was transferred to another plant. However, she was bumped ...
Denise Davis missed a lot of work over more than five years due to maternity leaves and her Crohn's disease. During this time, her employer continued to accommodate Davis by ...
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a jury award to Sherman Jones, who sued under state age discrimination law. Reason: When Jones filed his complaint with the Equal ...
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