Rumors Can Be Both Sexual Harassment and Defamation

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Sexual rumors about an employee in the workplace can support causes of action for both sexual harassment and defamation. Defamation requires a false statement that damages the reputation of the subject person. Sexual harassment in the workplace can … [read more]

When is “consent” not consent?

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In sexual harassment cases, the accuser must prove that the alleged harasser made “unwanted” sexual advances or engaged in other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature”. (These words come from the California jury instructions, CACI; … [read more]

The EEOC’s New Guidelines for Pregnancy Discrimination: What This Means For You

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           In a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, one author made clear his views on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidelines for pregnancy discrimination laws. Suffice to say, the writer of said article found … [read more]

The Reach and Relevance of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Recently, in an interview with People magazine, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) spoke candidly on the topic of sexual harassment amongst members of Congress, confirming that workplace harassment occurs even in the halls where our federal laws are … [read more]

New Legislation Sets Workplace Guidelines Regarding Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees

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            On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revealed new federal legislation regarding discrimination in the workplace against pregnant employees. The broadened regulation newly specifies just how the Americans … [read more]