Tag Archives: sex harassment


Posted 6 months ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Ironworker Wins Sex Harassment Suit Against Same-Sex Boss

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 30 reinstated a jury verdict finding that a male boss was liable for sex harassment based on his treatment of a male employee who the boss thought did not conform to gender stereotypes of a straight man.   Ironworkers Don’t Do That Kerry Woods, an ironworker on the I-10 Twin Span bridge project over Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans, lodged his complaint in 2006. In his statement to the EEOC, Woods claimed …

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Posted 8 months ago in Your Job & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Ex Radio Star Piolin Accuses Former Staffers of Extortion

A former Univision radio star is suing a group of his former staffers, alleging they threatened to sue him for sex harassment if he didn’t pay them $5 million. Eduardo “Piolin” Sotelo says that any harassment claims would be barred, and that the defendants knew they had no legal leg to stand on when they threatened him.   Suspicious Timing The former star of Univision’s “Piolin Por La Mañana” filed suit on Aug. 26, saying that six former employees of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Equal Opportunity Lessons from “Mad Men”

Spoiler alert: This article discusses scenes from the two-hour season five debut episode of Mad Men, including some moments that occur deep in the second hour. “Mad Men,” the stylish cable TV show set at an early 1960s advertising agency, may dwell in a glamorous world of three-martini lunches and modernist design, but the program has also never shied away from depicting the era’s rampant workplace sexism, racism and homophobia. The March 25 season five debut continues this tradition, depicting …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s choice: Jury Awards Edition

    Doctor’s assistant wins $168 million in damages for sex harassment A physician’s assistant who was subject to filthy conversations by doctors and staff about their sex lives, unwanted sexual advances and touching and other demeaning comments won a whopping $168 million verdict in her sex harassment lawsuit against the hospital. Ani Chopourian worked as a surgical assistant in the cardiovascular unit of Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. According to her lawsuit, she complained repeatedly about the inappropriate …

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