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"Frenchy" may be an ethnic anti-French slur and not merely a nickname

USA - May 21 2012 Lynn Nakagawa has reported in Pacific Business News that a state appellate court in Hawaii has just reversed a lower court dismissal of a national origin discrimination and retaliation suit by a French national, who alleged that he was terminated from his job after he was called anti-French names, such as Frenchy,” by his managers.

The Indian caste system still exists - and discriminates against 160 million indians

India - June 11 2012 Yesterday we noted that according to one survey, gender discrimination is prevalent in the British workforce.

Two important new cases uphold employers' defenses to claims of sexual harassment

USA - October 18 2012 The Supreme Court ruled in Burlington Industries v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998), and Faragher v. Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998) that an employer may assert as an affirmative defense to claims of sexual harassment that the employer exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any sexually harassing behavior and that the employee unreasonably failed to take advantage of any preventive or corrective opportunities provided by employer or to avoid harm otherwise.

Code words and dog whistles

USA - March 20 2012 You know not to call an employee “old” or “ancient.” 

Gossip in the workplace -- insidious bullying

USA - February 10 2013 Kathleen Bartle, a longtime strategic consultant on workplace conflict, has written a short but eye-opening article about workplace gossip, which…