Last year, I channelled Bill Clinton in this blog post about how courts rarely recognize a single incident or two as creating what the law deems a hostile work environment.
Yeah, about that.
Even a few isolated comments can create a hostile work...
by Darrell VanDeusen and Adam T. Simons ( Mr. Simons is an associate at Kollman & Saucier, having recently completed a clerkship on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals )
The Court will revisit
the issue of retaliation in Thompson v. North American...
Are harassment and retaliation lawsuits all going to the jury now? Are employers doomed? Are the plaintiffs’ lawyers popping the champagne corks? Is the EEOC dancing for joy?
The employment law world is abuzz about last week’s racial harassment...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 retaliation claim must prove but-for causation,
the attorney representing the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
(UTSW) argued before the U.S. Supreme Court...
A constructive discharge occurs when an employer's actions make an employee's working conditions so intolerable that a reasonable person under the circumstances would feel compelled to resign. Usually, a constructive discharge arises in the context...
If an employee complains that her supervisor is sexting her, making unwelcome physical contact, and telling her that she can get a better work schedule in exchange for "small favors," you better damn well investigate that!
Ignore it and you...
Susanne Pintagro worked for Sagamore Hills Township as an administrative assistant. When a newly hired intern made her feel "uncomfortable and concerned for [her] safety" she took her concerns to the township's trustees. The trustees determined...
In Wurtz v. Beecher Metropolitan District, 2014 Mich. LEXIS 643 [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals, holding that the failure to renew the contract for...
The anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of The Civil
Rights Act of 1964, as amended ("Title VII") prohibits an employer from
"discriminat[ing] against any of his employees . . . because he has made a
charge" under Title VII...
As part of massive reorganization, Allstate severed the employment of approximately 6,200 employee agent. In connection with the layoff, Allstate offered all of the employee agents the opportunity to convert their employment status into that of an independent...
Bruce Whitman was the police chief for the city of Burton. His odyssey began in 2007 when he was not reappointed as the police chief in November of 2007. He filed suit under Michigan's Whistleblowers Protection Act alleging that he engaged in protected...
See how a federal appellate court shut out a plaintiff's claims of retaliation after she was fired for forwarding confidential documents to herself, purportedly to preserve evidence for an age-discrimination lawsuit filed by a former coworker.
“Doing your job? The NERVE!”
If you try to prevent or end workplace discrimination as part of your job, is it legal for your employer retaliate against you?
Inquiring HR professionals, in-house lawyers, and counselors want to know! ...
Here's a strange little case for ya . . .
A loss prevention manager for a major retail store chain
-- we'll call her "Loretta" -- had some performance issues in the
past but was only five days away from the satisfactory completion...
April Hurd worked as a nurse's aide for Blossom 24 Hour We Care Center. The company fired her 10 days after she complained about unpaid overtime. Easy case for the employee? If you think this is an open and shut case of retaliation under the FLSA...