AB1825 Training and Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Training
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Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
As experienced investigators know, an investigation into allegations of harassment, discrimination or other misconduct may lead to a so-called “he said/she said” scenario, possibly leaving the investigator in a quandary as to...more
It looks like the “mattress case” will not be going to bed anytime soon.
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Paul Nungesser, the accused student at the center of the internationally renowned “mattress case” (“Nungesser”)...more
Following are two recent federal court rulings related to arbitration.
Acknowledgement of Dispute Resolution Policy Sufficient to Compel Arbitration of Retaliation Claim -
Ashbey v. Archstone Property Management,...more
Two big decisions in two days from the Supreme Court. Read on for details. Same-Sex Marriage is a Go! Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a monumental decision in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al.; Case No....more
On June 22, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a new statute that extends workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation protection to unpaid interns. Historically, it was unclear whether an...more
Capitol Watch – The Hartford Courant’s political site – tweeted the following yesterday:
"Gov. Malloy has signed a bill protecting interns from workplace harassment and discrimination.
And a review of the...more
Last month, in Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp., No. 13-1473 (4th Cir. May 7, 2015), the federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which includes North and South Carolina, articulated a new standard for analyzing...more
It should be easy to avoid retaliation, right? Because retaliatory conduct is intentional – you can’t “accidentally” retaliate against someone. You can’t “negligently” seek payback....more
In a complaint filed on June 17, 2015, OFCCP alleges that a staffing agency that supplies laborers to work for federal prime construction contractors at the prime contractors’ construction sites, permitted the prime...more
Sometimes, employees believe that they have been discriminated against or harassed based on their membership in multiple protected categories. Employers often receive EEOC charges that identify race and sex, or age and...more
The 2015 session of the Connecticut General Assembly has just concluded. The following is a concise description of employment-related bills that were passed by the General Assembly that may be of interest. A more...more
Public Suggestions for Solutions To The Problem Will Be Solicited Through Suggestion Box On Special Web Page, Task Force Announces -
WASHINGTON - There is no one magic bullet to stop workplace harassment or prevent its...more
It’s the moment of truth! (Dum-dum-DUM!) Two weeks ago, we talked about harassment “must-haves” 1 and 2: a good, plain-language policy, and training. Last week, we talked about “must-have” 3: the investigation....more
A recent labor arbitration decision illustrates that an employer can terminate an employee who uses social media to insult and threaten co-workers in violation of a workplace harassment policy.
This case arose when the...more
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace (STF) will hold a meeting on Monday, June 15, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m....more
A lawsuit filed by a California teacher against the school district where she works puts a new spin on an old problem. As the National School Boards Association reported, the suit, filed last week by Amy Sulkis in the Los...more
In a recent case out of California, a state appellate court found that an employee’s inability to work for a particular supervisor due to boss-related stress and anxiety did not constitute a disability under state law. The...more
Last week, I posted about harassment “must-haves” for employers, and talked in detail about the first two: a good policy, and training. This week I’d like to talk about “must-have” no. 3 – a prompt, thorough, and fair...more
This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of employment law in Colombia and will focus on laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and remedies available to employees for...more
In Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp., 2015 WL 2116849 (4th Cir. May 7, 2015), the Fourth Circuit recently held that an isolated, but "extremely serious" incident of verbal harassment can establish a hostile work...more
Before we begin the analysis of the recent Fourth Circuit opinion in Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau, let’s take a moment to clear something up: When asking how many times an employee may permissibly hurl a racial slur at...more
Maybe it’s just me, but workplace harassment issues seem to come in waves — I’ll go months, or even a year, without an issue, and then WHAM! everybody has a “situation,” or at least they need to get their preventive training...more
Federal law and most state laws protect employees who complain about discrimination and harassment from retaliatory adverse employment actions (such as demotion or termination). Because retaliation claims can succeed even...more
These are not the interns you are seeking
Believe it or not, harassment against summer interns isn’t directly prohibited under Connecticut law. (But treating them like employees without paying them is against the law.)...more
The court’s opinion instructs that employee agreements to arbitrate may be obtained through written acknowledgments referencing company manuals.
Arbitration remains a preferred forum for many employers, yet courts are...more
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