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Posted 1 year ago in Your Job & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Sexual Harassment Still Alive and Well in the Workplace

For the past 50 years, it has been illegal to sexually harass someone in the workplace. At the time the law was passed, nine out of 10 women said that they had been subjected to unwanted sexual advances at work. Although the numbers are much smaller now than they were back in the days of “Mad Men,” sexual harassment in the workplace still exists. In a case much publicized in 2013, for example, 18 women came forward with allegations of …

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Posted 1 year 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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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Target Facing Lawsuit for Racist Management Instructions

Retail giant Target is facing a discrimination lawsuit over conditions at one of its warehouses in California. Three Hispanic former employees in Yolo County claim that they were regularly harassed and discriminated against by their nearly all-white management team. Supervisors at the warehouse used language like “Only a ‘wetback’ can work this hard,” “You got to be Mexican to work like this,” and “What the hell, I’m already sweating like a Mexican,” according to the complaint. The lawsuit includes a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Miss. ‘Gentlemen’s Club’ Settles Dancers’ Discrimination Suit

A gentleman’s club in Mississippi agreed to pay $50,000 and take corrective actions to settle a race discrimination lawsuit over the treatment of its dancers. The suit, brought by the EEOC against Danny’s Cabaret in Jackson, claimed that the club gave black dancers “less advantageous terms and conditions of employment than white entertainers, including openly segregated work schedules.” The complaint also alleged that the black workers were retaliated against for opening an initial EEOC inquiry. After one of the women …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Will Paula Deen’s Prop 8 Legal Maneuver Work?

In Paula Deen’s latest legal move in defending an ongoing lawsuit that accuses her of sexual and racial harassment, she claims that the employee who brought the lawsuit is white and therefore cannot sue for racist comments against African-Americans. The explosive lawsuit filed by Lisa Jackson, a former restaurant manager for the Deen food empire, alleges that a racist and sexist environment pervaded the workplace at restaurants owned by Deen and run by her brother “Bubba” Hiers. The complaint claims …

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