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How Does the Howard Stern Show Handle Sexual Harassment Training?

Last week, Howard Stern's long-time producer Gary Dell'Abate paid Conan O'Brien a visit. Among the topics they discussed was how The Howard Stern Show handles sexual harassment training for its employees. The relevant portion runs from 4:16 until 5:29. I guess...

Employment law leftovers: Best of 2011, what's up for 2012, and resolutions.

After a great holiday feast, isn't it fun just to eat the leftovers? Like a nice, cold roast beast sandwich with a wedge of leftover pie? Yum! Here are some great labor and employment blog "leftovers" from the holidays that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did, followed by a few...

Facebooking about "naked Twister" may doom one's sexual harassment claims

And some of you wonder why I enjoy blogging about HR and employment law. (What I won't do for my loyal readers....) In Targonksi v. City of Oak Ridge , the plaintiff, a former police officer with the City, alleged that her former employer had permitted her to be subjected to a hostile work...

Employer wins lawsuit despite a "pattern of systematic sexual harassment"

In Mann v. Staples, Inc. , a female employee received unwelcome comments about her appearance and physique, was kissed and groped, and called a "skank ass bitch." The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, described this as a "pattern of systemic sexual harassment" -- one...

3d Cir. Issues a Bitchin' Constructive Discharge Decision

Sexual harassment, retaliation, and constructive discharge. The trifecta of employment-discrimination claims. And all three were the subject of a recent decision from the 3d Circuit. The decision contains lots of interesting discussion points but I'll limit myself to just one for the purposes...

Should the Taxpayers of San Diego Pay Filner's Legal Fees in His Sexual Harassment Case?

Chutzpah is "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he's an orphan." (Dang, Leo Rosten , you were good!) Well, anyway, that brings us to Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego, California. Home of Ron Burgundy...

The United Colors of Harassment Claims

Let’s take a look at two recent settlements of harassment claims brought by the EEOC: A Tampa, Florida, bank paid $300,000 , resulting from a manager’s ongoing harassment of subordinate female employees, which included repeatedly trapping a 20-year-old behind the teller counter with...

Don’t Forget Anti-Harassment Training For Temporary Workers

In these Summer months, it’s easy to relax a bit. For example, last weekend I spent Sunday morning sleeping off a fun Saturday night in the shade of a tree on my front lawn while my four kids played slip-and-slide in traffic on the front lawn too. Although, I did catch my youngest two cooling off...