What’s striking is that the behaviors identified in the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins report are comparable to what has occurred in law firms, accounting practices, health care institutions and academia.
A line exists between the use of general profanity in the workplace and the use of profanity directed at somebody because of their religion. Nevertheless, employers should take seriously all harassment complaints in the workplace.Read More
Unless bullying involves discrimination, it’s mostly legal to be a jerk at work. Some are trying to change that.Read More
An employer cannot go into 'ostrich-mode' in the face of workplace harassment.Read More
Title VII does not just protect minorities from discrimination. It protects all employees from discrimination.Read More
Understand and pay attention to these issues of national-origin discrimination, if for no other reason than the fact that the EEOC is watching.
How you choose publicly to respond to allegations is open to cross-examination in later depositions and at trial.
You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.Read More
Unless a bully is harassing someone because of a protected class (race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin) bullying is probably legal.Read More
As we approach the 50th anniversary of Title VII, now is the time to tell our workers that we, as a nation, support equality among all, including the LGBT community.