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Blog Posts in June, 2010

SEXUAL HARASSEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY ON THE FIRST DAY OF A NEW JOB

Hope Dendy, a New York City resident, is suing the City for sexual harassment by her boss, a longtime parks supervisor. She began working for the Parks Department under a job training program designed ...
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COMPLAINTS OF AGE DISCRIMINATION INCREASING

In this period of a recession, age discrimination complaints increased by 33% according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Older workers are finding it more difficult to be hiredor ...
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AS THE RECESSION LINGERS, AGE DISCRIMINATION RUNS RAMPANT IN THE WORKFORCE

Age discrimination is one of the most prevalent forms of discrimination in today's workforce. As the recession drags on, older workers are the most at-risk demographic for being laid off or fired. ...
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EEOC SETTLES SEX AND RACE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM

This past week, after six years of various lawsuits regarding employment discrimination at the hand of Atlanta homebuilder John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Inc, the remaining victims of the ...
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WALMART AND NOVARTIS CASES WILL MOTIVATE VICTIMS OF DISCRIMINATION TO SPEAK OUT

The over $250 million award to the victims of gender discrimination in the case against Novartis has brought national attention to the multiple types of gender bias in the workplace. The plaintiffs ...
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WAL-MART'S LONG HISTORY OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LITIGATION

Wal-Mart retained a law firm to investigate its liability if a sexual discrimination suit were to be filed against them. When the firm finished, they found that there were vast differences between ...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

The New York City Police Department was recently faced with a reminder that a police precinct is a work environment just like any other - open to potential misconduct if left unwatched. The NYPD has ...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT AGAINST TEENAGE EMPLOYEES

Many teens face sexual harassment at jobs, such as restaurants, retail outlets and ski resorts. But teens frequently fail to report these incidents, for a number of reasons. Some teens may be afraid ...
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NEW YORK CITY HUMAN RIGHTS LAW HOLDS EMPLOYERS STRICTLY LIABLE FOR A SUPERVISOR'S CONDUCT IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES

| In a fairly recent case handed down by the New York Court of Appeals, employers are held strictly liable for a supervisor's conduct in sexual harassment cases. Ordinarily, state courts like to try ...
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