What is “constructive discharge” and how does it relate to my employment discrimination case?

What is “constructive discharge” and how does it relate to my employment discrimination case?

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Lawyers occasionally refer to a “constructive discharge” claim when talking about an employee who has involuntarily resigned from their job.  Sometimes it’s referred to as constructive termination, constructive dismissal, or constructive discharge.  But it all boils down to a basic question:  were your working conditions so unbearable that you had no other choice but to quit … Continued

What is “quid pro quo” sexual harassment?

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When the media report on workplace sexual harassment issues, they sometimes refer to “quid pro quo” discrimination.  While the approximate translation is “something for something” or “this for that,” a recent federal appellate decision, Jones v. Needham, No. 16-6156, 2017 WL 1959972 (10th Cir. May 12, 2017), sheds additional light on the legal framework of a … Continued

Lawsuit claims shocking sex harassment against female farm workers

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In a complaint filed yesterday in federal court, the Attorney General of Washington alleged that an agricultural company allowed extreme unlawful sexual harassment against its female employees.  Indeed, the lawsuit claims that “sexual harassment of female farm workers is an occupational hazard….” According to the Washington Attorney General’s investigation, the sexual harassment violated Title VII of the 1964 … Continued