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Posted 9 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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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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Posted 9 months ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Court Expands Discrimination Protections, Limits Whistleblowers

The New Jersey Supreme Court on July 17 clarified the scope of two important state employment laws, one dealing with reporting discrimination and the other with whistleblowing for fraud.   Sex and Money Michael Battaglia had worked at UPS for many years when he suffered the unfortunate circumstance of moving away to accept a promotion, getting ill, and then moving back to New Jersey, thus becoming the subordinate of a man he had once managed and whom he had disciplined …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Female Deputy Denied Promotion Over Politics Wins $1M

 A female deputy in Illinois who claims she was passed up for promotion because of politics has won a $1 million jury award against the county. Susan J. Lakics, who had worked for the DuPage County sheriff’s office for 16 years, claimed that Sheriff John Zaruba promoted less qualified candidates who scored lower than her on the sergeant’s test. She sued the county, claiming sex discrimination and political retaliation. The jury rejected her claim of gender bias but agreed that …

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