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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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An employee at a Lowe’s store in Cleburne, Texas claims the home improvement chain violated the ADA when it demoted him from his department manager position and cut his pay.

Lewisville, Texas-based Shepherd Healthcare is being sued by a woman who claims she was fired for refusing to participate in a daily Bible study at work.

Here’s some good news for HR professionals and supervisors trying to manage the workforce: You don’t have to worry that ordinary functions like putting together performance reviews and making hiring and firing decisions will somehow be misconstrued as harassment.

The company that owns the world-famous B&H Photo store in Manhattan has agreed to settle hiring and pay discrimination charges brought by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Is spousal jealousy grounds for firing members of a particular sex? According to a recent federal court case, the answer is no if that jealousy is directed to a group of employees rather than one specific worker.

Next spring will mark two decades since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassment and, if it does occur, put a stop to it.

With sexual harassment in the news, a ruling handed down last month by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals should worry employers used to avoiding liability by showing that they take reasonable steps to prevent harassment.

The EEOC is suing the parent company of KTVT in Dallas for age discrimination after the station hired a younger, less experienced applicant for a traffic reporter position.

One response to reported sexual harassment is to separate the alleged victim from the alleged harasser. However, if the separation includes a schedule change, the victim may claim that amounted to punishing her for reporting harassment in the first place.

A New York employer has learned the hard way that simply ignoring a lawsuit won’t make it go away. In fact, doing so merely assures the plaintiff will win. And it’s almost impossible to undo a so-called default judgment.

A Philadelphia-area real estate investment firm that owns and manages apartment communities, retail shopping centers and professional office buildings faces an EEOC lawsuit after it fired an employee shortly after she disclosed she was pregnant.

Employees trying to prove “gender-plus” discrimination must be prepared to make specific allegations showing how multiple characteristics were involved. That’s a tough sell.

Cosmetic giant Estée Lauder faces charges its parental leave benefits discriminate against men.

A U.S. Forest Service biologist working in Pennsylvania claims he is being discriminated against because of his sex.

While the legal requirements to retain records are complex, you're probably safe in dumping those 1984 vacation-day requests. Still, knowing which records to save or toss can be critical to your business, particularly in defending against a lawsuit.

When an employee rejects a supervisor’s unwanted sexual advances, that counts as opposing discrimination for the purpose of establishing retaliation for protected activity. Essentially, saying “No!” to a harassing supervisor may be as good as reporting the incident to HR.
Forty percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers report feeling bullied at work, 11 percentage points higher than the national average for workers in general.
If the facts alleged in a recently filed EEOC lawsuit turn out to be true, food wasn’t the only spicy item on offer at a Chipotle restaurant in San Jose.
L.A. Lousianne, a Los Angeles jazz club, is headed to court after the EEOC filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
Since fiscal year 2010, the EEOC has collected an average of $42.2 million per year on behalf of sexual harassment victims.
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