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Fix Racial Harassment Before Hostile Environment Starts Affecting Employee Performance

by The HR Specialist: North Carolina Employment Law Employees who have to work in a hostile work environment may have a hard time doing their jobs well. When resulting poor performance leads management to fire someone, expect trouble. Usually, poor performance is a rock solid discharge reason. But...

How Two Racial Slurs in 24 hours Can Create a Hostile Work Environment

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 environment. In Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleu...

Is This New Harassment Decision the End of the World for Employers?

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/retaliation decision from my own U.S. Court...