Articles Posted in Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

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Most discrimination lawsuits involve a single, individual plaintiff and, on the other side of the “v,” a company as the sole defendant.  But, sometimes, that plaintiff will name additional individual defendants too, such as a manager, supervisor, or even someone from Human Resources.

When that happens, what are the chances that the individual will end up legally responsible with the plaintiff prevails at trial?

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The title of this blog post is somewhat misleading.

Yes, this post combines cars and employment law. But, more than anything, it was just an excuse to use this cool image, play The Cars – a song called “Drive,” no less – and say, “Dude, where’s my car?”

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Remember that male Google software engineer who got fired last year after posting a 3,300-word criticism of Google’s diversity policies on the company’s internal website. If you don’t check this out.

Well, guess what? Dude just filed this class-action lawsuit against Google.

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You were expecting a different start to 2018 at The Employer Handbook?

“‘Black-hearted’ mum gets Pizza Hut employee fired for saucy joke written in box.”

I adore that subheader. But, I can’t take credit for it. It comes from a UK tabloid. (We may have won the Revolutionary War, but the Brits still win the headline battles.) The tabloid story is about, well, res ipsa loquitor.

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Remember that time when one your high-level managers walked into Human Resources. And that remorseful high-level manager voluntarily confessed to sexually harassing a subordinate — before the subordinate had even registered a complaint — with an apology so genuine and sincere that you got a little choked up.

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Hundreds of large employers, including Amazon, T-Mobile US, and Cox Communications allegedly engaged in the unlawful practice of excluding older workers from receiving job ads on Facebook for open positions at their companies, claim the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and three workers. Together with powerhouse law firm Outten & Golden, they filed this class action lawsuit yesterday in California. Continue reading

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In November, The New York Times suspended reporter Glenn Thrush pending its investigation of inappropriate sexual behavior. Yesterday, the paper announced that Mr. Thrush’s suspension would continue into 2018. But, after that, he would remain with the paper.
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