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Lifehacker talks with Eric Bachman about the nuts and bolts of reporting workplace sexual harassment

Eric Bachman recently caught up with Lifehacker to explore the various options to effectively report sex harassment at work. Why harassment is often not reported According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), only about 30% of employees who are harassed at work actually report it to someone at work.  “In other words, based on … Continued

Eric Bachman interviewed about the impact of arbitration agreements on sexual harassment cases

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Eric Bachman was recently interviewed on “The Why” news program to discuss the interplay between arbitration agreements and sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases. What is arbitration? When parties agree to arbitrate, it generally means they’ve agreed not file a case in court.  Instead, their legal dispute will be heard by a private, neutral, third … 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