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Bizarre Boss Requests – 5 Ways To Say No And Not Get Fired

Bizarre Boss Requests – 5 Ways To Say No And Not Get Fired

By VICKIE ELMER— Bosses’ requests can be bizarre – and occasionally illegal. Take for example, the boss who asked a co-worker to spy on senior management. Or the one who asked to have her dog’s toenails clipped. Then there’s the one who asked a colleague to serve as a surrogate mother for his child. All […]

Sexual Harassment: When Work Becomes A Sexual Battleground

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Sexual Harassment: When Work Becomes A Sexual Battleground

ILO News— Sisandra, 28, understands all too well the impact of sexual harassment in the workplace. As a telecommunications technician in Durban, South Africa, she works in a male-dominated environment. “My executive manager came to the office and asked for my number and I gave it to him. I did not ask him why he […]

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Largest EEOC Sexual Harassment Case Settled, Costs Burger King Franchisee $2.5 Million

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Largest EEOC Sexual Harassment Case Settled, Costs Burger King Franchisee $2.5 Million

Sexual harassment is costing the world’s largest Burger King franchisee, Carrols Corp., $2.5 million to settle complaints brought by 89 women from around the nation. The move settles a 15-year sexual harassment case that became the largest in the history of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The world’s largest Burger King franchisee, Carrols […]

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How To Detect & Prevent Workplace Bullying, A Chronic Corporate Disease

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How To Detect & Prevent Workplace Bullying, A Chronic Corporate Disease

By RAKESH MALHOTRA— Stories of workplace bullying are commonplace throughout the United States. Some real-life examples: Mavis: “When I started there, I was told that someone had been acting in the position and had expected to get the job. This person continually undermined me and turned other staff against me. I endured 12 months of […]

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EEOC: Fry’s Fined $2.3 Million For Sexual Harassment, Sexting Manager

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EEOC: Fry’s Fined $2.3 Million For Sexual Harassment, Sexting Manager

Ignoring sexual harassment and then retaliating against employees who report it can be very expensive. Just look at the example of retailer Fry’s Electronics. In one of the largest fines in suit of this type, Fry’s Electronics has greed to pay $2.3 million to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment […]

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EEOC Sues Suffolk, NY, Laundry For Sexual Harassment

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EEOC Sues Suffolk, NY, Laundry For Sexual Harassment

For years a manager at Suffolk Laundry Services in Southampton, N.Y., allegedly physically and verbally sexually harassed multiple female laundry workers at the facility. During the course of several years, the manager regularly touched women on their buttocks, hips, backs, forcibly kissed them, and made comments about their appearance and body parts, the U.S. Equal […]

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EEOC Discrimination Cases, Settlements Hit Record High In 2011

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EEOC Discrimination Cases, Settlements Hit Record High In 2011

By LAURA LIEBECK– The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination laws, last year handled a record number of cases alleging workplace discrimination and secured a record high financial settlement total for those cases. The EEOC’s oversight covers discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, […]

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LAFD Settles EEOC Harassment Case for Nearly $500,000

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LAFD Settles EEOC Harassment Case for Nearly $500,000

A Los Angeles firefighter was tormented by sexual and religious harassment at work and disciplined in retaliation for participating in another firefighter’s discrimination proceeding. Anthony Almeida was abused by a Catholic priest as a child. He was the target of abuse again as an adult from what should have been an unlikely source: his co-workers, […]

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L.A. Hospital Pays $530,000 in EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

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L.A. Hospital Pays $530,000 in EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Sexual harassment cost Garfield Medical Center, an acute care facility in Monterey Park, Calif., $530,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit. According to the EEOC, several of the female targets of the harassment were either retaliated against or compelled to quit after their complaints were ignored by hospital management. The EEOC […]

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Quick Guide to EEOC Website Links for Employees & Job Applicants

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Quick Guide to EEOC Website Links for Employees & Job Applicants

A quick guide to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – EEOC – website links of for employees and job applicants Overview Coverage Timeliness Filing A ChargeHow to File Charge Handling Confidentiality Mediation Remedies Existing Charges Filing a Lawsuit Discrimination by TypeAge Disability Equal Compensation Genetic Information National Origin Pregnancy Race/Color Religion Retaliation Sex Sexual Harassment […]

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