Tag Archives: Sexual Harassment

Chicago City Council Committee Approves Hands Off-Pants On Ordinance to Protect Hotel Employees

On October 2, 2017, the Chicago City Council Committee on Workplace Development and Audit approved an amendment to the Municipal Code (the “Ordinance”) that, if approved by the full City Council, will require hotel employers to equip hotel employees assigned to work in guestrooms or restrooms with portable emergency contact devices and develop and implement …

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Five Lessons from FOX News and Trump on Sexual Harassment

The recent accusations of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes at Fox News, and the response of a high-profile candidate for public office about how women should respond to sexual harassment have crystallized into an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. Since the mid-1980s, we’ve all read about sexual harassment and been trained on …

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UK Employment Tribunal Awards £3.2m To Woman Called “Crazy Miss Cokehead” By Colleagues

The woman who was called “Crazy Miss Cokehead” by her manager has been awarded nearly £3.2m by an Employment Tribunal for sexual harassment, reportedly including £44,000 for injury to feelings and a further £15,000 in aggravated damages. We originally posted a blog on this story in November 2013 http://www.employmentlawworldview.com/crazy-miss-cokehead-when-banter-goes-too-far/.  Following the liability hearing, the Tribunal found …

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Office Romances: 3-Part Series on How to Shield Your Company from Liability Part 2

  More than ever, employers are facing serious claims arising from office romances.  Part 1of this three-piece series covered the potential claims, charges and lawsuits that may arise from workplace relationships.  In this installment, learn why it is imperative to adopt a company policy addressing fraternization.  Part 3 will address tips for employers to mitigate potential …

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Office Romances: 3-Part Series on How to Shield Your Company from Liability Part 1

Love is in the air – which could bring claims of sexual harassment and discrimination.  As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers should be mindful of office romances: Statistics show that more than 20% of married couples met at work, yet nearly half of those employees reported that they did not know if their company had a …

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Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: What Must a School Do?

Recently posted in the National Law Review  an article by attorney Stephen A. Mendelsohn of Greenberg Traurig, LLP regarding universities examining their policies and procedures concerning the investigation and resolution of sexual harassment and sexual violence allegations: Recent events at major universities should cause schools to critically examine their policies and procedures concerning the investigation and resolution of sexual harassment and sexual violence allegations. …

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