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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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If You Put Up With Bullies in Your Workplace, Stop (Before Someone Else Makes You)

November 19, 2012
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The reality is that if your company does not take this issue seriously, state legislators will and you won't like the results.
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In Compelling Discovery, Court Likens Social Media Account to 'Everything About Me' Folder

November 14, 2012
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Part of the struggle we face in seeking discovery of employees' social media accounts is educating the judges who decide the motions to compel.
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IHOP Franchisee Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit for $1 Million

November 13, 2012
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After complaints were made about Lee Broadnax's behavior, IHOP failed to take reasonable measures to prevent and promptly correct sexual harassment allegations, according to court documents.
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It Just Doesn't Matter (Who the President of the United States Is)

November 7, 2012
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If you manage your employees reasonably, pragmatically, and with decency, it just doesn't matter, from a day-to-day perspective, who the president is.
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Emergency Room Physician is Independent Contractor, Cannot Pursue Bias Claims: Court

October 31, 2012
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Glascock charged that throughout her relationship with the group she was subjected to ongoing sexual harassment by other group physicians, including being called a “princess,” “cutie” and “babe,” as well as disparaging remarks about pregnancy.
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Tougher Law in Hawaii Aims to Protect Harassed Workers

October 30, 2012
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Although many employers are complying with Act 206, some 'felt that it didn't need to be required,' notes employer group attorney.
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EEOC Opines on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking as Title VII and ADA Violations

October 25, 2012
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While Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act do not expressly protect victims from discrimination, they do protect against employers' use of stereotypes rooted in protected classes (e.g., sex or mental illness) to treat these employees differently.
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U.S. Court Abused Discretion in Sex Harassment Case: Appeals court

October 23, 2012
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the EEOC asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in Albany to issue a broad injunction against KarenKim that included barring Allen Manwaring from entering the store. The EEOC contended the injunction was necessary because the firm had not introduced adequate measures to ensure the harassment would not continue.
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