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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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The Real Problem with Individual Liability

October 22, 2012
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There is little, if any benefit to keeping individual liability as a part of Ohio's employment discrimination statute, and it is a key facet of this reform that must become part of the law of this state.
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Employment Law Blog Carnival: The 007 Edition

October 17, 2012
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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's most famous movie spy, James Bond. Since many have compared my suaveness and sophistication with that of 007, celebrating Bond is a fitting topic for my edition of the monthly roundup of the best that the employment law blawgosphere has to offer.
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EEOC Goes Nuts as Its Fiscal Year Closes

October 4, 2012
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How do you know that Sept. 28 marked the end of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fiscal year? Because it filed over two dozen lawsuits that week.
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Now the NLRB Says Employers Can't Regulate Threatening or Offensive Speech (This is Getting Ridiculous)

October 2, 2012
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The business community needs to pay careful attention to cases such as Fresenius USA Manufacturing. The NLRB continues to dangerously regulate employers rights to control and remedy workplace misconduct, all in the name of “protected concerted activity.”
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California Hospital to Pay $975,000 to Settle Racial Harassment, Discrimination Case

September 17, 2012
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The EEOC said the hospital's English-only language policy was used to harass and discriminate against Filipino employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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National Origin, Religious Harassment Alleged in EEOC Suit Against UPS

September 13, 2012
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Since 2004, Talal Alfaour, a loader at UPS in San Francisco, allegedly had faced verbal and physical harassment, often referred to by supervisors and co-workers as “Dr. Bomb,” “al-Qaida” and “Taliban,” the EEOC said in a statement.
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