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The #MeToo Movement Hits the Judiciary: California Federal Court Judge Alex Kozinski Steps Down

The #MeToo movement seems to have swept into every industry and sector, from Hollywood to Washington. Sexual harassment allegations have hit the judiciary as well, shining light on problems within the courts themselves. Now that California Federal Ci… Read More
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Sexual Harassment and Abuse at Michigan State University Raise Title IX Concerns

Larry Nassar, was once a renowned sports doctor for both Michigan State University and the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team. But reports of sexual harassment and abuse from gymnasts he worked with ended his career. Now MSU is dealing with the public and… Read More
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Wage Discrimination at BBC Goes Public

How do you measure wage discrimination in field where talent affects each individual’s pay? For the last 6 months, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has been wrestling with this issue in light of claims of wage discrimination at BBC. With… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court Considers LGBT Discrimination by Wedding Cake Baker

On December 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits protections granted to a same-sex couple in a state Civil Rights Act against claims of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion by a Christian baker. The outcome is far f… Read More
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Harassed at Work: Can You Sue for Emotional Abuse?

When you are harassed at work, it can make you dread every shift and put your physical and mental health at risk. But can you do anything to stop it? Can you sue for emotional abuse if harassed at work? In this post, I will review the laws that prote… Read More
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Autistic Dishwasher Sues for Psychiatric Disability Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Discharge

Chronic mental and emotional conditions can make it hard to hold down a job. Everyday activities are often much more difficult when working around a diagnosis like depression or autism. When your employer engages in psychiatric disability discriminat… Read More
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Sexual Harassment in the Federal Government: #MeToo Hits Congress

The #MeToo movement has affected big names from Hollywood to Washington. Now, a string of allegations against Congressmen (and women) are raising questions about how sexual harassment in the federal government is handled, and who gets to know about i… Read More
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What is Ford Motor Company Doing About Harassment of Women and African-Americans?

When a workplace turns hostile, it is often not just one employee who suffers. Even when only a handful of employees come forward to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is often a sign that relief will take company-wide changes. At… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Employment Arbitration Agreements Can Block Class Actions

Sometimes problems in the workplace are so widespread that they affect hundreds or even thousands of employees. That’s when lawyers and government enforcement agencies use class action lawsuits to protect employee rights. But if the U.S. Suprem… Read More
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Racial Slurs and Retaliation Drive EEOC to File New York Lawsuit

Is it ever okay for a supervisor to use a racial slur at work? Should an employer be allowed to fire you in retaliation for filing a harassment complaint? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently drew its line in the sand against t… Read More
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