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Posted 12 months ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Dating Service Pays Out $900,000 for Anti-Male Discrimination

The company offered high-end matchmaking services to professionals too busy to find a date — but in its efforts to provide discriminating companionship to its clients, the It’s Just Lunch dating service ended up discriminating against its own employees. It’s Just Lunch agreed to pay out $900,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit that alleged that the company refused to hire men for jobs as dating directors or inside sales representatives. Most of the cash will go toward compensating men who …

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Rapper’s Instagram Rant Against Babysitter Brings Lawsuit

After rapper “The Game” posted a photo of and a rant about his children’s former babysitter, she is fighting back with a defamation lawsuit against him.   Babysitter to the Stars Karen Monroe is a babysitter to the stars in Los Angeles, and The Game (birth name Jayceon Taylor) employed her up until last year to care for his three children. According to his Instagram rant, reported here, he dismissed her for “lying, stealing, screaming at [his] kids, mistreating others …

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Posted 12 months ago in Labor and Employment Podcasts by Betsy Kim  
‘It’s Just Lunch’ Has Date With EEOC [Radio]

(Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock)   WCBS (880 AM) radio journalist Steve Greenberg reports male job applicants at the dating service “It’s Just Lunch” filed an EEOC complaint. They alleged the company refused to hire men as dating directors or sale representatives, violating discrimination laws. The commission agreed. The defendant offered to pay nearly $1 million to qualified male applicants who were not hired. The company’s HR director tried to reverse the female only hiring policy but was fired. This retaliatory firing …

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Borgata Babes Lose Sex Discrimination Suit Against Casino

A New Jersey judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a group of casino cocktail waitresses who sued their employer for gender discrimination based on harassment about their weight and appearance. Under their contracts, they could not gain more than 7 percent body weight – one dress size – and could be suspended if they did.   Expanding Eye Candy The women were reportedly hired as “Borgata Babes” – scantily-clad cocktail waitresses at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic …

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Is Your Employer Watching You While You Watch Porn at Work?

One of the less-publicized allegations in the lawsuit against food empress Paula Deen is that the proliferation of porn in the back office created a hostile work environment for employees of her restaurant. Lisa Jackson, a former manager of a restaurant owned by Deen and operated by Deen’s brother Bubba Hiers, claimed in her lawsuit that Bubba was an enthusiastic consumer of porn on the job, and that an email address that Jackson shared with him often received porn (from …

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