Tag Archives: sexual harassment


Posted 11 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 1 year ago in Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Stop Sexual Harassment [Infographic]

Sexual harassment is more common than you might think. The Legal Info 360 infographic below defines this kind of wrongful conduct, using helpful facts and statistics. Read our recent Lawyers.com article for more information on what sexual harassment is and how to end this undesirable behavior at the workplace. The infographic notes business and trade, banking and finance, and sales and marketing are industries with the highest levels of sexual harassment. For additional articles and assistance, check out the comprehensive …

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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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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 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Adds Obstacles to Discrimination Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workplace supervisors are defined by their ability to hire and fire other employees, a decision that will make it more difficult for workers to bring discrimination lawsuits. The Court ruled 5-4 in Vance v. Ball State that merely directing the activities of an employee is not sufficient for someone to be considered a supervisor for the purposes of hashing out workplace civil rights violations. The case hinged on Maetta Vance, an employee of the …

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