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What Can Go Wrong When Employees Date?

January 31, 2013
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Instead of banning office romances, companies should reinforce appropriate workplace behavior during harassment avoidance and response training.
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Employees, If You Don't Want Us to Get Your Social Media Info in Discovery, Don't Post!

January 28, 2013
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Employees, if you do not want your social media posts to be reviewed in a lawsuit you file, stop posting. Stop writing about your post-termination state of mind. Stop communicating with former co-workers. Stop writing about your lawsuit.
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Damn You Auto-Correct! (Train Your Employees to Proofread)

January 24, 2013
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When you hold your annual harassment training you might want to consider mentioning the evils of auto-correct.
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EEOC Accuses Security Firm of Sexual Harassment Against Male Workers

January 23, 2013
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A two male employees from a North Carolina-based security firm allegedly made offensive comments to their male subordinates, solicited nude pictures from them, asked male employees to undress in front of them and solicited male employees for sex.
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Firing of 'Irresistible' Employee Does Not Equal Sex Discrimination?

January 10, 2013
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If the sex discrimination laws do not protect an employee like Nelson, then I fear we are taking a huge civil rights step backward.
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The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas

December 20, 2012
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Since the holidays are almost upon us, and the news is a little slow, I thought I'd have a little fun. So I wrote a song.
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Holiday Parties Say a lot About Your Workplace Culture … for Good and for Bad

December 13, 2012
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This case, however, holds a deeper lesson about corporate culture and your workplace. If your company has a culture of condoning sexual harassment, no policy, and no amount of training, will render your holiday parties (or any workday, for that matter) safe.
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Certification Harassment? 6th Circuit Rejects Claim Under FMLA

November 29, 2012
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Following the rules does not equate to harassment. Now if we can all just figure out those annoying rules.
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Big Lots Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit with EEOC for $155,000

November 28, 2012
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The settlement resolves a 2011 lawsuit filed against a Big Lots store in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for allegedly violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a store manager sexually harassed a class of female employees.
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Who Is a Supervisor Under Title VII? (Vance v. Ball St. Univ.)

November 28, 2012
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This case asks whether one can qualify as a supervisor under Title VII if one is given any authority to direct and oversee another's daily work, or if supervisory status is limited to those who have the power to hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer, or discipline others.
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