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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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A Prescription to Stop Bullying

July 18, 2014
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Leaders must explicitly communicate that uncivil, abusive behavior is thwarting their institutional objectives.


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OSHA's Foulke Tale: Ed Foulke Reflects on His Tenure

June 30, 2014
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During his tenure as the head of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Ed Foulke emphasized assistance, rather than inspections and enforcement, to improve safety.
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How Do We Make a Supervisor Deal With a Problem Employee?

June 30, 2014
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We have a problem that needs resolution right away. One of our supervisors avoids dealing with a problem employee, who tends to bully others into accepting his ideas and resists collaborating with his co-workers. Each time a complaint is brought forward, this supervisor buries his head in the sand. What kind of training or intervention should we provide? How do we raise this delicate issue?

— Intimidated by the Problem, human resources specialist, nonprofit, Washington, D.C.


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Differences of Opinion Show Why We Need ENDA

April 8, 2014
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A Title VII amendment is needed to make it absolutely clear that sexual-orientation discrimination is not only abhorrent, but is also illegal.
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General Motors: Too Late for a Culture Shift?

April 7, 2014
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GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety. 


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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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'Motorboating' Equals a $567K Harassment Verdict

March 26, 2014
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Harassment is harassment, whether its a male-on-female, or female-on-male. As long as the harassment is 'because of sex,' it’s illegal.
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Mind Your Internal Emails to Avoid Discrimination Issues

February 25, 2014
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If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet 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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