In terms of workplace issues, #MeToo and sexual harassment have dominated the headlines in 2018. Most recently, John Oliver covered these subjects on his show and Jon Hyman has a robust discussion going on right now on LinkedIn in which I encourage you to weigh in.
Perhaps aspirationally, Jon wonders whether the collective spotlight on #MeToo will help end the problem.
Meanwhile, in the shadows lurk some pretty sickening instances and allegations of other forms of god-awful, in-your-face, no-doubt-about-it discrimination. Continue reading
A probation officer in Chicago sued her employer for discrimination and retaliation. At trial, she won her retaliation claim.
While the case was on appeal, the plaintiff claimed that her boss threatened to hit her in the parking lot and, in a separate incident, coordinated with another co-worker threatened to get the plaintiff alone to cause her bodily harm.
The plaintiff alleged that this “murder plot and attempt” was evidence of more retaliation. Is she correct? Continue reading
Last week, I was debating whether to do an Aziz Ansari post. But, then I read my buddy Robin Shea’s post at Employment & Labor Insider. She nailed it, of course.
So, I’m going to take a different angle on something that’s not workplace harassment either. Continue reading
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?