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Workplace Issues: 2nd Circuit explains basics of 1983 sex harassment suit

Typically, plaintiff’s sue for sexual harassment under Title VII. However, you can also sue public employers under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983, which enforces the Equal Protection Clause, which in turn also prohibits employment discrimination. The case of Raspardo v. Carlone, ...

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Workplace Issues: Threats aimed at women create hostile work environment

The Court of Appeals has reinstated a hostile work environment claim where a male supervisor treated everyone poorly, but treating the women worse, Castagna v. Lucerno, 13-0796-cv, decided March 5, Summary Order. In this case, the defendant “directed physical threats ...

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Workplace Issues: ‘But for’ cause of retaliation met in workplace claim

“You need to pick up all the garbage bags for this street, including the hazardous waste from the hospital,” the sanitary district supervisor said. “You’re still after me because of what my dad told the investigators aren’t you?”(Puglisi v. Town ...

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