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Workplaces Begin Addressing Domestic Violence

November 25, 2014
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One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, so it’s unrealistic to think that it’s not a workplace issue, one expert says.


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We Are Always Being Watched: Ray Rice and Workplace Investigations

September 10, 2014
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It is a brave new world of workplace investigations. He-said/she-said has been replaced by “let’s go to the tape.”
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When Your Plaintiff is a Prostitute

July 21, 2014
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In this case, a settlement that will not throw the employer into bankruptcy is a win. It is important to do everything you can to lessen the potential pool of damages available to the plaintiff.
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If You Don't Want Anti-Bullying Legislation, Give Me a 'Hell Yeah!'

April 3, 2014
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The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.


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Tackling Offensive Conduct — Inside and Out of the Locker Room

February 20, 2014
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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.


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Bullying, Bigotry and a Bill to Prevent Picking on All Personnel

January 5, 2014
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Unless bullying involves discrimination, it’s mostly legal to be a jerk at work. Some are trying to change that.
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The Risk Companies Run When Bullying Goes Incognito

November 8, 2013
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Unless a bully is harassing someone because of a protected class (race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin) bullying is probably legal.
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Do You Employ Minors? Then Read This Sexual Harassment Case.

October 30, 2013
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Even though the court concluded that the alleged harassment constituted one single incident, it was sufficiently severe such that a jury could conclude that it constituted a hostile work environment.


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Sexual Assaults in the Military and Mission Effectiveness

June 4, 2013
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Victims have reported that their attackers were the very people to whom they were required to report attacks. This system may cause complaints to be ignored or dismissed and the claimants ostracized or retaliated against.
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State Laws Concerning Guns in Company Parking Lots Likely to Resurface

December 17, 2012
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Employers in several states successfully fought off or stalled the implementation of such laws throughout 2012, often by arguing that employee safety, private property rights and workers' compensation costs are at stake.
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