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Workplace Issues: Claims of hostile work environment: When does the Continuing Violations Doctrine apply?

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The hostile work environment theory under Title VII and State Human Rights Law requires a showing of severe or pervasive acts. The harassment often extends over several years and statutes of limitation capture the most recent acts of discrimination. The ...

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Workplace Issues: Ernst & Young settles alleged claims of sexual assault & harassment filed at EEOC: What lesson can be learned from this settlement?

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The reported settlement of a charge filed at the EEOC by Jessica Casucci against her employer, Ernst and Young, involves Jessica leaving the firm. Jessica had first filed an internal complaint with the firm’s global diversity officer but was allegedly ...

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Workplace Issues: Under FLSA’s Executive Exemption, does a maintenance supervisor get OT?

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Plaintiff-appellant, Anthony Paganas appeals from a judgment entered on Dec. 6, 2016, dismissing his claim for overtime pay under FLSA and the New York Labor Law. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of Total Management Solution, LLC (TMS). ...

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Workplace Issues: Last chance agreement put employer on notice of sexual harassment

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The Second Circuit has now clarified what  reasonable care was due to an employee who complained to her co-workers about sexual harassment and in turn the co-workers told a supervisor, who asked the employee about the situation. The issue was ...

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Workplace Issues: Freedom of speech, religion and association v. equality over a cake!

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When David Mullins and Charlie Craig walked into Masterpiece Cakeshop, a bakery in Denver, Colorado, they had no inkling that the encounter would take them to the U.S. Supreme Court. All they wanted was a wedding cake, but the bakery’s ...

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Workplace Issues: Sex assault case raises difficult issues regarding military

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This case demonstrates that the courts do not favor imposing any liability against military institutions — even involving sexual harassment and rape at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The case is Doe v. Hagenbeck, decided on August 30th, ...

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