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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 20 Feb 2013

EEOC settles case of employee with Crohn's disease fired for asking for an additional day of medical leave

The EEOC announced today the settlement for $92,500 of a disability discrimination lawsuit against University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 19 Feb 2013

An HR professional comments on "Broken Windows" and sexual harassment

One more comment about the applicability of the "Broken Windows Theory" and workplace sexual harassment. Michele Sommer, an Employee Relations and


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA, Australia | 19 Feb 2013

Another comment (from Australia) on the "broken windiows" theory

We think that the "broken windows" and workplace sexual harassment discussion is important and are actively seeking comments to publish from


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 15 Feb 2013

Sexual harassment and the "broken windows theory"

What if employers (who, hopefully, adhere to a well-publicized "zero-tolerance" policy towards sexual harassment, or any kind of harassment for that


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 15 Feb 2013

You cannot fire a pregnant employee because "the baby is taking its toll on you"

In November we blogged about the impermissibility of firing a pregnant employee because the employer "could not allow her to continue to work as a


Fox Rothschild LLP | Canada | 15 Feb 2013

Canadian Mounties promise to "get their (harassing) man"

This last year has seen a number of female Royal Canadian Mounted Police file sexual harassment lawsuits. They claim that their complaints had been


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 12 Feb 2013

Another egregious case of ethnic slurs amounting to hostile work environment

Many of you were justifiably horrified by the case discussed in our February 4th post, and expressed disbelief that the case discussed did not


Fox Rothschild LLP | Israel | 11 Feb 2013

In the face of soldiers' sexual harassment complaints, Israeli defense forces will emphasize prevention

The Israeli Defense Forces ("IDF") chief of staff's advisor on Women's Affairs, Brig. Gen. Racheli Tevet-Weisel, has reported 2012 statistics showing


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA, Australia | 10 Feb 2013

Workplace bullying can result in lower productivity

Jason Carney, a workplace consultant in Indianapolis, was interviewed recently by Amanda McGrory-Dixon of BenefitsPro on the subject of workplace


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 10 Feb 2013

Gossip in the workplace -- insidious bullying

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

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