Harassment

February 22, 2018

Sexual Harassment & Wages In Restaurants | Amy Poehler

Sexual Harassment & the Need for Higher Wages in Restaurants Addressed by Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Star...
September 8, 2016

Does the shake up at Fox News spell hope for sexual harassment victims in New York?

Despite years of strict anti-harassment policies in the workplace, many sexual harassment claims are never reported. The cases that are reported are usually subjected to private arbitration then settled with financial compensation and a non-disclosure agreement. Often resulting in the victims leaving their jobs with damaged careers and unable to tell their stories. Such appears to be the case with Fox chief executive Roger Ailes, who allegedly carried on a sexual harassment campaign with various […]
August 31, 2016

Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?

A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich., No. 14-13710, 8/18/16) centered on whether a Michigan funeral home violated federal employment bias law because it required its biological male employee to wear a suit at work. The EEOC claimed that the funeral home was sex-stereotyping when it fired the employee, who was transitioning from male to […]
March 11, 2014

Harassment is a form of Employment Discrimination!

When it comes to racial or ethnic slurs, sexually inappropriate language or ageist remarks, there is no denying that it continues to thrive in the workplace.  There is an overwhelming amount of reports of what is referred to as “water cooler banter.”  Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.   Offensive conduct that rises to the level of harassment in the workplace is unlawful.  This […]
March 25, 2013

Sexual Harassment Case Against Lopez Sent to Legislature

The scandal involving Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, 71, that unfolded last August has now been sent to the state Legislature for review.  Last summer, the Assembly released a letter censuring Lopez for his behavior involving sexual harassment against his staff members.  It was reported Lopez had verbally harassed, groped and kissed two of his staff members.  It was later uncovered that the Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, had authorized a secret payment of $103,080 to settle […]
February 18, 2013

South Loop Club to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Case

South Loop Club, a Chicago bar and grill will pay $100,000 under a settlement agreement to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).    According to the complaint, the South Loop Club fostered a culture where sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees went unchecked.  The Chicago bar quickly agreed to a settlement shortly after the sexual harassment lawsuit was filed.  […]
February 17, 2013

Striving for equality is a constant battle!

Striving for equality is a constant battle in America. Despite many laws put into place to prevent discrimination and equality, it seems that there still persists inequality in many instances across the country. In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including […]