Setting the Record Straight on (Sexual) Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

People are confused!

From Uber to a well-known jewelry chain, ad agencies and TV hosts, from Harvey Weinstein to restaurant employees, I hear more and more that there is confusion about what actually constitutes sexual harassment or racial harassment or age-based harassment, etc.—let’s call it unlawful harassment.

Recently, the spouse of one of my […]

Workplace Bullies: They Do It Because You Are A Threat To Them

I discuss workplace bullies in my latest Above The Law article, Why Do Bully Bosses Bully Their Stars – And Redheads?

It begins:

“Where do workplace bullies come from? Simple – from bully kids. “What happens to bullies when they grow up? One would hope these mean girls and guys would stop their antics, but … ome […]

Three Hours Of Harassment Training Is Just Paying Lip Service

One reader of my post last week was shocked that Kentucky lawmakers were required to take only three hours of sexual harassment training annually.

And he is bemused that one such lawmaker wants to reduce that to 30 minutes annually: the lawmaker  feels that 3 hours is a “ridiculous” amount of time to sit in a classroom and is simply “political correctness.”

Bill […]

To Sexually Harassing Lawmakers: “This Is Inappropriate And We Won’t Tolerate It”

Just when you thought that it was safe for politicians to come out and harass. …

My post yesterday was about a Kentucky lawmaker who thinks that sexual harassment training is “ridiculous” and just “political correctness.”  He wants the 3-hour per year mandatory training for lawmakers reduced to 30 minutes.  He does not want to sit […]

Owner’s “Shocking, Sexually Explicit Behavior”: Company Must Pay $750,000

Employers should know that, from the top down, an anti-harassment tone and policy must be set.

But what if the employer – the company owner – is the harasser?

That’s what happened in a newly settled case.

According to the EEOC, the owner of the company “sexually harassed female employees to a point where one worker was forced to quit and […]

Doing the People’s Business? Sexual Harassment Is Everywhere

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Everyone, I have one thing to say: I. Can’t. Even. I can’t even with this stuff! You can’t make it up!

On Monday, in a closed door meeting, the night before the new Congress was sworn in, the House Republicans voted to eliminate the only independent ethics oversight of their actions, especially any […]

One Last 2016 N-Word Lawsuit: Will It Stop In 2017?  

More than 50 years after the Civil Rights Acts were passed, racism continues in the society at large, and in the workplace in particular.

I continue to post about every workplace racial harassment case that I see where the N-word or a noose is involved, hoping to impress upon employers the seriousness of this, and the […]

Locker Room Banter Will Get You Fired, and Oh, Wait, It’s Against the Law

By Amy Epstein Gluck

Everyone says it.

It’s just how guys talk.

They’re just words. I didn’t mean anything by it.

This is all in good fun, right?

No, no, and no.

They’re not “just words.” Sexually charged comments or “locker room banter” made by executives, an employee, or supervisor to another employee may subject an employer to liability under Title […]

Founder Of Anti-Abuse Charity Liable For Egregious Harassment Of Employee

By Richard Cohen, FisherBroyles Partner

September 26, 2016 — Sometimes a story is so unbelievable (and horrific) that you do a double take and re-read it to see if you read it right the first time.

The founder of a charity whose goal is to prevent abuse of vulnerable members of Scotland’s ethnic communities was just found […]