The Voice Of Sexual Harassment: “Just Shut Up. Just Shut Up, I’m Sick Of You”

A Dallas jury just held that a doctor is “liable for his workplace bullying, returning a $1.08 million verdict against the doctor and the clinic for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and retaliation.”

The verdict included $348,889 against the doctor individually.

The plaintiff, a nurse at the urology clinic, claimed that the good Doc created […]

Three Helpful Hints If An Employee Tells You She Is Pregnant

Helpful hint #1: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not restrict her water and bathroom breaks.

Helpful hint #2: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not require her to inform every other employee when she is going to the bathroom.

Helpful hint #3: If […]

Sexual Orientation And The Courts: Whole Lotta Hand Wringin’ Goin’ On

Lately there’s been a whole lotta hand wringing and finger pointing in the federal courts over the issue of  sexual orientation and Title VII.   A federal appeals court in Chicago just ruled that it is still legal under federal law to fire employees based upon their sexual orientation, as did a federal judge in NYC in her opinion — both lamenting their decisions, […]

… A Moment For More Women To Speak Up?

Significant article in today’s New York Times:  “After Ailes and Cosby, a Moment for More Women to Speak Up.”

Noam Scheiber and Sydney Ember begin with a discussion of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas matter, going back to 1991, quoting one expert as saying that “When Anita Hill came out against Clarence Thomas, she got nothing and Clarence […]

“Trickle Down” Sexual Harassment?

And you thought that the “trickle down theory” was about economics.  It appears that it also applies to sexual harassment in the workplace. Witness a new Fortune article.

 

Top-down Culture Of Zero Tolerance

In May I wrote “From The Sexual Harassment Frontlines” that: “I have always advised that, along with proper training, a top-down culture of zero tolerance is […]

New Study: Economy Needs Older Workers’ Experience And Knowledge

“Planning to retire in the next few years? Please reconsider: The economy needs you more than you know.”

So begins a Wall Street Journal article which cites a new study that concludes, according to WSJ, that “Rapid retirements deprive companies of critical experience and knowledge, which undermines productivity across the entire economy.”

The authors of the study […]

Amy Epstein Gluck quoted, “Sexual Orientation Bias Destined For High Court, If Not Capitol,” Law 360 (August 2, 2016)

My partner Amy was just quoted apropos the issue which I posted about yesterday: A federal appeals court’s new ruling that it is still legal under federal law to fire employees based upon their sexual orientation – – even though they can legally marry.

Read the full Law 360 article here.

 

 

Sexual Harassment Has “Got To Be Up To The Individual”

A presidential candidate was just quoted as saying that sexual harassment has “got to be up to the individual.”

Guess its time to change careers and kiss Title VII goodbye!

Anyone need a good handyman?

 

Sexual Orientation: You Can Marry But You Can Still Be Fired

A federal appeals court just ruled that it is still legal under federal law to fire employees based upon their sexual orientation –

– even though they can legally marry.

The appeals court in Chicago stated that “recent legal developments and changing workplace norms require a fresh look at the issue of sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII.”

However, despite this bold […]

The Chick Is Hopeless!

Thus emailed a business owner to her partner about an employee with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”) – just before firing her, according to a newly filed complaint in Manhattan.

The emailer apparently included the employee on the emails, presumably by mistake.

The employee claims that a year after her hiring, and the month that she was given […]