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Good Old Boys Club May Equal Sex Discrimination

A magazine employee’s sex and age discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Connecticut state law may proceed, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ruled, ...

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Holiday Office Parties And Risk Management Warnings

As the holiday season kicks off, employment lawyers look forward to January – a potentially busy month due in part to the abundance of holiday office parties. A seemingly surprising number of incidents leading to sexual harassment litigation occur at ...

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New Trend: Sexual Favoritism Can Establish Hostile Work Environment

Background Sexual favoritism has historically occupied a vulnerable position in sexual harassment cases. Although the theory of a hostile work environment provides that a hostile environment may be created even if the plaintiff is never subjected to sexual advances, sexual ...

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Gay Harassment In High School Yields $300,000 Verdict

In June, a California Superior Court jury awarded two former high school students $300,000 because officials failed to address gay harassment in school. (Romelli v. Poway Unified School District; June 8; Superior Court, San Diego County, Calif.; Judge Steven R. ...

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Pregnancy Discrimination Plus Retaliation Equals Reckless Indifference In Georgia Case

A Georgia jury recently awarded $2.1 million to a former television reporter for pregnancy discrimination. Media General, which owns a local television station, discriminated against Melissa Miller when she became pregnant and then retaliated against her when she complained about ...

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When Can Employee Sue For Same Sex Sexual Harassment≠

Two recent cases, one in the 10th Circuit, the other in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, struggled with the issue of whether sexual desire must be proven based on a person’s sexual orientation, or deduced from facts demonstrating sexual ...

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