ABC News interviews Eric Bachman on the employment law implications of President Trump’s comments

ABC News interviews Eric Bachman on the employment law implications of President Trump’s comments

Eric Bachman spoke today with ABC News about the employment law implications of President Trump’s recent remarks to four minority Congresswomen that they should “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came.”  ABC news asked Bachman about how President Trump’s statements may be interpreted in an employment case in the private sector. … Continued

Spreading gender-based rumors at work can create a hostile work environment, says federal appellate court

Can a false rumor about a woman “sleeping” her way to a promotion give rise to a hostile work environment claim? Yes. On February 8, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held in Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Inc. that, where an employer participates in circulating false rumors that a female … Continued

Information and resources to help employees combat sexual harassment

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The recent high-profile sexual harassment claims involving Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes at Fox News, Uber, and elsewhere are timely reminders about the persistent problem of sexual harassment in workplaces around the country.  And this harassment infects all industries, from technology and science to Hollywood and the media to farm workers and retail … 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