Ruling in a 4-2 decision, the Australian High Court denied a government employee worker’s compensation claim for an injury the employee sustained while having sex in a motel room during a business trip.
Everyone supports the prevention of sexual predators texting illicit material to people under 17. Everyone knows that revenge porn is a scourge on public decency. ...more
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) released an Advisory Statement on Sexual Misconduct on October 24. The AGB recognized many colleges and universities are now defending against lawsuits,...more
A business education teacher from Clayton was charged for having a sexual relationship with a student....more
Over the past several years, there has been growing awareness, public discourse and, at times, unrest about how colleges and universities respond to sexual misconduct.
Originally Published in Today’s Campus –...more
On August 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 292 which amends section 12940 of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act....more
A media backlash followed the letter recently sent to the City of San Diego by Mayor Bob Filner’s attorney, Harvey Berger. The Union Tribune Editors called Mr. Berger’s argument “ridiculous” because the letter suggested Mr....more
Scientific studies of the effect of alcohol consumption on human behavior show that there are three stages of behavioral change, determined by the amount of alcohol you consume. If you consume a small amount of alcohol, it...more
In the last year, there have been two Ontario trial decisions dealing with sexual abuse of students by teachers. While we are still awaiting the full decision in the second case, it appears these cases may have yielded...more
The famous case of Florida teacher, Debra LaFave, is back in the news these days as she appeals to the court to be released from probation. In 2005, LaFave was sentenced to ten years in prison for having sex with a...more
Originally published in the New York Law Journal on December 26, 2012.
The recent life-imitating-art headlines featuring illicit romantic affairs involving senior corporate and governmental leaders remind us that there...more
Since many people spend most of their waking hours at the office, and often spend more time with coworkers than family members, it's not unusual for workplace romances to blossom. But if that romance is between a supervisor...more
In This Issue:
- When “Let’s Keep It Quiet” Is An Unfair Labor Practice By Ray Haley (Louisville):
On July 30, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a bad decision for any employer that expects...more
In This Issue:
- Why should office romances concern your business?
- Non-Fraternisation Policies
- The thinning line between work and private life
- Taking "Reasonable Steps"
Have you ever wondered why...more
As Valentine’s Day approaches, here are some interesting facts for employers to consider: Statistics indicate that over 10 percent of married couples met at work. Almost a third of respondents in a recent survey by Monster...more
For employers, Cupid’s arrow only points one direction…..to the Company’s Sexual Harassment Policy. While Valentine’s Day may be a holiday to celebrate love and romance, it can quickly become an employer’s worst nightmare....more
For employers, Cupid’s arrow only points one direction…..to the Company’s Sexual Harassment Policy. While Valentine’s Day may be a holiday to celebrate love and romance, it can quickly become an employer’s worst nightmare. ...more
Stephanie Brennan v. Townsend & O'Leary Enterprises, Inc., et al. Court of Appeal, Fourth District (October 18, 2011)
In this case, the Court of Appeal held that judgment for an employer was proper where the plaintiff...more
When last night’s episode originally aired on February 10, 2011, I noted that the Scranton office more closely resembled a nightclub at the height of the sexual revolution than a reputable place of business – see my original...more
Attached is a recent article that we published in the Legal Intelligencer that concerns romance at work and the problems it can present....more
Workplace romances are not unusual. But when do an employee's romantic overtures to another employee cross the line and become sexual harassment? Under what circumstances can an employer be held liable for failing to prevent...more
Office romances are exciting and fun — for a while. The couple is smitten, stealing meaningful glances across a conference table. Fellow employees catch on to the romance and enjoy the gossip. After a while, employees in...more