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On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged socal media user to share their stories of sexual harassment using the hashtag #MeToo.

Maybe you’ve heard of it.

Of course, you have. As have the millions of others who have used the hashtag since.

This post goes inside numbers to detail the proliferation of the #MeToo movement social media.
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By Derek Jensen (Tysto) – Own work, Public Domain, Link

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace.

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Have you ever seen a sexual harassment investigative report? Maybe wondered what’s in it?

(If that doesn’t interest you, click away and come back tomorrow. We’ll talk about recommendations to avoid harassment in your workplace.)

However, if you’d like to learn more about what goes into a report of a sexual harassment investigation, read on.  Continue reading

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By Thomas Quine (Beware of wild animals attack) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Did you know that a visitor to your workplace can create a hostile work environment for one or more of your employees? The kind of hostile work environment that can result in a quarter-million-dollar jury award.

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Over the weekend, there were several reports (including this one from Kim Severson at the New York Times) that Asia Argento paid out a large settlement to a man who accused Ms. Argento of sexually assaulting him in a hotel room when he was 17 years old.

Asia Argento is one of the women who had accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She is also a leading advocate for the #MeToo movement. Continue reading

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By Joe Ravi, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Surely, you remember the days (weeks) of horrible headlines that dogged United Airlines after the incident in which passengers filmed security dragging down the aisle a bloodied passenger who refused to give up his seat to an airline employee.

Well, United may soon be back above the fold again. And it’s for all the wrong reasons. Continue reading

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Yesterday, I blogged here about the most important employment law decision of 2018. It’s a case called Minarsky v. Susquehanna County (opinion here).

If you missed my post, well, it was long. 1,888 words long. So, here’s the super-condensed version: The Third Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a plaintiff might not complain about sexual harassment at work for several years but still have a viable hostile work environment claim if she genuinely believed — and the record supported — that it would be pointless to do so. Continue reading

Minarsky v. Susquehanna County (opinion here) is a sexual harassment case. And there’s a lot to discuss. But the biggest takeaway is that any subsequent employer-defendant asserting a Faragher/Ellerth defense in the Third Circuit will find it very difficult to obtain summary judgment on any hostile work environment claim. Continue reading

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