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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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Workplace Issues: ‘But-for’ causation for retaliation best suited for a jury

The Court of Appeals has reversed summary judgment in a Title VII retaliation case, interpreting for the first time the Supreme Court’s “but for” reasoning in retaliation cases, Kwan v. The Andalex Group, LLC, 12-2493-cv, decided Dec. 16. Kwan worked ...

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