April 5, 2013

Cyber Bullying Emerges as Workplace Problem

Cyber bullying has emerged as another area that many employers need to address in the fight against workplace bullying. Cyber bulling is generally known to be the use of digital media tools such as the Internet and cell phones to deliberately and repeatedly hurt, harass or embarrass someone. In some instances, if an employee uses a company computer to violate the law, an employer could face joint liability in a civil lawsuit. Studies show that […]
January 3, 2013

Maryland Cop, City Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former Hyattsville, Md., police officer was settled out of court settlement after six months of federal court proceedings. The settlement brings to a close the case of Marsha Lessard, a city police officer from 2005 through 2009, who alleged a pattern of sexual harassment within the police department during her time there. According to a statement, the case was settled “on terms wherein the city admitted no liability […]