Sexual harassment at work need not be headline-grabbing to be actionable

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

Strength in numbers: how to use evidence of discrimination against other employees

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In glass ceiling, promotion discrimination, and harassment cases, an important source of information is often the way in which the company has treated other employees. For example, in a race discrimination glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, if the company has rejected a dozen qualified, African-American candidates for the same high-level position while promoting less qualified white … Continued

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