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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Assembly-line worker Michelle Birschtein complained to her foreman when a forklift driver made sexual remarks to her. The driver never spoke to her again, but he did stare at her, five ...
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin) recently ruled that a company doesn't violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it provides less generous retirement benefits ...
Whether you have a work force of three or 3,000, any time you let a worker use your e-mail or Internet service, you're putting your company at risk for lawsuits and ...
J.L. Hollis worked as a sales rep for Hendrick Graduate Supply House for more than 10 years. Then he signed an agreement that reclassified him as an independent contractor. He still ...
Nearly half the cases accepted for review so far in the U.S. Supreme Court's new term are business related, the highest amount in at least nine years, according to the National ...
The size of the Sept. 11 attacks magnified the impact that a disaster can have on a workplace, thousands attempting to evacuate ...
The Cook County, Ill., Sheriff's Department fired Harriet Rizzo when it discovered that she didn't have a high school diploma as required, and she had lied about it on her job ...
Woodbridge Corp., a manufacturer of foam padding, used a wrist test to help identify job applicants who might be susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome. If applicants' test results were abnormal, Woodbridge ...
It started innocently enough. After Romelia Frazier's car was stolen, she rode to work for several months with another Delco employee, Bester Spears. He had just divorced a woman who had ...
When Gertrude Abramson was hired as an associate professor, she told the department chairman that she wouldn't be able to work on Jewish holidays. No problem, he said, and suggested she ...
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