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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 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a sexual harassment case and ordered the lower court to consider additional evidence that an employee who was acting as her own attorney unsuccessfully tried to present.
Some employee speech on social media may end up classified as protected activity if it can legitimately be classified as a protest against what would be illegal discrimination under laws like Title VII.
Not every attempt at seduction becomes a sexual harassment case—as long as the employer takes appropriate action right away once it learns what happened.
An employee who believes she has been fired for discriminatory reasons has the right to sue her employer as soon as she receives a termination notice. That’s true even if the termination isn’t yet effective.
Regardless of sexual orientation’s uncertain protected status, it is well-settled that mocking someone’s nonconformity to society’s gender stereotypes is sex discrimination.
HR professionals have protection against being fired for voicing legitimate concerns about discrimination and for refusing to engage in activities they believe may be discriminatory.
What not to do when closing down offices in which workers are older than the company average: Mention that eventually you may be able to hire younger replacements at lower cost. That’s just asking for a lawsuit.
Because the choice between being fired or retiring isn’t entirely voluntary, a forced retirement is sometimes the legal equivalent of being fired. The employee may be able to sue for alleged discrimination even if she chooses to retire and receives retirement benefits.
Providing training to supervisors and employees is a vital way to prevent sexual harassment lawsuits. But a second piece to that puzzle is often overlooked: creating an easy-to-understand complaint policy.
Employers may generally impose rules requiring employees to adhere to reasonable workplace appearance, grooming and dress standards. But as straightforward as the issue seems to be, grooming standards can create problems for employers.
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