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Does Office Flirting Cross the Line into Sexual Harassment?

It is clear from the many high-profile #MeToo cases in the news recently, colleagues are not always on the same page when it comes to office communication. Some think flirting is fun, harmless banter. For others, it is unwanted and offensive. It is important to distinguish what office flirtations entail and when they cross the » Read More


Accusation of Hostile Work Environment at Bergen County School

With claims of a hostile work environment and discrimination, a math teacher at Cliffside High School in Bergen County, New Jersey is suing the school district for not responding adequately to her complaints or taking action against the intimidation and verbal abuse she claimed to have suffered at the hands of her supervisor, resulting in » Read More


Sexual Harassment Claims at Fox News

Sexual harassment claims at Fox News are nothing new. The company had to pay out more than $40 million for past settlements. At the time, Fox was widely criticized for not responding and disrespecting victims of sexual harassment at the company. The latest Fox News employee to make sexual harassment charges against a colleague is » Read More


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


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