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Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

Most people spend a significant amount of their lives in the workplace. When a work setting is hostile, morale suffers, staff are less productive, and turnover is increased. Signs of a well-managed workplace are good communication, fair treatment, and strong human resources procedures in place to address work or interpersonal conflicts. Yet, as any employee » Read More


What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

The Latin phrase, quid pro quo, is used to indicate a transaction. As a law term, a quid pro quo transaction has a problematic element. When that transaction involves an inappropriate sexual component, such as when a supervisor dangles a promotion as an incentive to perform sexual acts or threatens a subordinate’s job security over » Read More


Jewelry Giant Accused of Sex Discrimination

If you ever purchased jewelry in a major mall, odds are the store was operated by Sterling Jewelers Inc. or its parent company, Signet. Many of the most familiar names in the jewelry business are owned by Sterling, and it is the largest jewelry retailer in the nation. A female employee’s discrimination case over promotion » Read More


New Jersey Makes Certain Non-Disclosure Provisions Unenforceable

New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, recently signed a law pertaining to workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Bill S121 [2R] (the Act) gives employees more rights when settling certain types of lawsuits with former or current employers. Governor Murphy has made the act a permanent amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The Act’s purpose » Read More


CBS Pays Actress $9.5 Million in Sexual Harassment Case

Actress Eliza Dushku is probably best known for her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More recently, she accepted a major role in three episodes of the CBS prime-time drama Bull. The network had plans to make her a full-time cast member. However, plans changed when her co-star, actor Michael Weatherly, made a series of » Read More


Sexual Harassment Continues Despite #MeToo Movement

In 2006, Tarana Burke first coined the phrase, #Me Too, to symbolize her solidarity with other women who had been also victimized by sexual harassment in the workplace. More than 10 years later, the phrase has become synonymous with an entire movement of victims of sexual harassment who are stepping up to say no more. » Read More


Riot Games Accused of Harassment and Discrimination

A class action lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination was recently filed against gaming giant, Riot Games. The suit follows on the heels of a report published on the video game website, Kotaku. The two female plaintiffs in the complaint stated that the company discriminated against them based on their gender. The lawsuit alleges that » Read More


Google Employees Stage Walkout

The world’s most visited website became the subject of its own search engines in October when Google employees around the world walked out in protest of the company’s handling of workplace sexual harassment. The allegations that launched the walkout were reported by The New York Times and detailed two Google executives whom the newspaper claimed » Read More


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Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

August 15, 2019
Most people spend a significant amount of their lives in the workplace. When a work setting is hosti..

What Should I Expect During a Personal Injury Deposition?

August 14, 2019
A personal injury deposition is part of your lawsuit. During the deposition, at which your lawyer an..