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EEOC Files Seven Suits Against Harassment

Agency Enforces the Law in Filings Around the Country - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed seven lawsuits against various employers across the country, charging them with...more

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EEOC Sues Master Marine for Same-Sex Harrassment & Race Discrimination

Shipyard Supervisor Subjected Asian-American Welder to Sexual and Racial Harassment and Used Racial Slurs Against Several Black Workers, Federal Agency Charges - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Master Marine, Inc., a Gulf Coast...more

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EEOC Sues G2 Corporation for Sex Harassment

Patio Screen Supervisors Physically and Verbally Harassed Female Employee, Federal Agency Charges - DALLAS - G2 Corporation, doing business as Screen Tight, violated federal law by subjecting a female worker in the Patio...more

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Total Maintenance Solutions Sued by EEOC For Sexual Harassment

Cleaning Company Fired Employee for Complaining About Abuse, Federal Agency Charges - INDIANAPOLIS - Total Maintenance Solutions, Inc., a Cincinnati-based commercial cleaning and construction clean-up company, violated...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Winning Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

In this #MeToo era, employers are, understandably, a little sensitive when someone raises a claim of harassment. Even with the heightened sense of peril, companies should remember that if they are doing the right thing—having...more

Hogan Lovells

Maryland’s New Sexual Harassment Law

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Maryland recently enacted the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018 (the “Act”) with an effective date of October 1, 2018. ...more

Polsinelli

#MeThree: Recommendations for Employers to Avoid Liability for Third Party Harassment

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The #MeToo movement has sparked an increase in sexual harassment investigations and focused attention on the potential liability of employers for the actions of third parties with whom their employees interact for business...more

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LA Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill and Cantina to Pay $25,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Female Restaurant Worker Subjected to Sexual Harassment and Retaliation for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged - ABINGDON, Va. - A Bluefield, Va., Mexican restaurant will pay $25,000 and provide other relief to settle a...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Keller Paving and Landscaping To Pay $59,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

North Dakota Construction Company Forced Female Truck Driver to Quit to Escape Abusive Workplace, Federal Agency Charged - MINNEAPOLIS - A North Dakota civil construction company operating in Minot, N.D., will pay $59,000...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Why the 'Equal Opportunity Jerk' Defense Should Be a Last Resort for Employers

When we sit down with an employer to get their reaction to an EEOC charge or lawsuit accusing a manager of discriminating against an employee, the employer often responds that yes, the manager treated the plaintiff horribly,...more

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Discovering Hidden Hawaii Tours to Pay $570,000 To Settle EEOC Male-On-Male Sexual Harassment Suit

Company President Sexually Harassed Male Employees for More Than a Decade, Federal Agency Says - HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Three related Hawai'i tour companies -- Discovering Hidden Hawaii Tours, Inc., Hawaii Tours and...more

FordHarrison

#MeToo Takeaways from the Case of Bikram Choudhury

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As an occasional practitioner of Choudhury’s method of yoga, I was somewhat familiar with the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him that ultimately resulted in his downfall. As a perpetual practitioner of...more

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Burger King Franchisee to Pay $55,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Red Banks, Miss., Store Ignored Complaints About Manager's Abuse of Female Employees, Federal Agency Charged - OXFORD, Miss. - Dolgencorp, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of retail chain Dollar General Corporation, will...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Dismissal Denied In EEOC Race Discrimination Action Against Security Company

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A federal district court in Maryland recently denied in part an employer’s motion to dismiss a race discrimination action brought on behalf of African-born security guards by the EEOC, and instead granted the EEOC’s motion to...more

Hogan Lovells

New York Increases its Efforts to End Sexual Harassment

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Over the past several weeks, New York has gotten serious in its attempt to end sexual harassment. Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act” (“New York City Act” or “Act”) into...more

Littler

From Settlement Disclosures to Retaliation: A Summary of Sexual Harassment Legislation in 2018

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After a tumultuous 2017, federal, state, and local governments have spent the start of 2018 reconsidering their approach toward sexual harassment in the workplace. ...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Does Profanity at Work Create a Hostile Work Environment? (Maybe.)

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Over the last several months, I’ve been asked to do far more sexual harassment prevention trainings than typical and the issue of profanity in the workplace has popped up. No doubt that much of this is due to the recent...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Significant Changes in Store for New York Employers When It Comes to Sexual Harassment

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Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the "Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act" into law last week. The Act brings sweeping changes that affect all New York City employers. ...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Recent New York State and New York City Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation: Now What?

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Seyfarth Synopsis: New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have each signed new laws designed to combat workplace sexual harassment. Together, these new laws have resulted in sweeping...more

GableGotwals

Q&A with Paula Williams: #MeToo movement must start with organization's leaders

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Q: What constitutes harassment? A: Employers often narrow their focus to sexual harassment claims, however, harassment involves any protected trait, such as an employee's race, age or disability. Harassment includes...more

Varnum LLP

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: New Awareness and Strategies to Address an Old Problem

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It’s been more than 30 years since the U.S. Supreme Court first recognized sexual harassment as a form of illegal discrimination, but the issue is currently receiving more attention now than at any time in recent history. ...more

Verrill Dana LLP

Understanding Your Sexual Harassment Training Duties

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Multiple states (and some cities) have sexual harassment requirements for certain employers. Currently California, Connecticut, and Maine have training requirements in place and New York’s training requirement will take...more

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Goodwill and Affiliate to Pay $850,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Night Shift Janitors Left Vulnerable to Supervisor's Abuse, Supportive Managers Faced Retaliation, Federal Agency Charged - OAKLAND, Calif. - Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate, Calidad Industries...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Albertsons for Harassment of Hispanic Employees

SAN DIEGO - Albertsons, Inc., a national retail grocery chain, violated federal law when a class of Hispanic employees in San Diego were subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment through the implementation of a...more

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#HimToo

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The headlines may feature the names of powerful businessmen and stars who’ve been accused of sexual harassment, but employers should remember the perpetrator may not always be a man. Powerful women can be harassers, too. And...more

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