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Supervisor’s Remarks May Constitute Direct Evidence of Discriminatory Bias 9-22-16

September 27 2016, 2:03 am

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/supervisor-s-remarks-may-constitute-18318/ Bruce’s Summary: Although this case was decided in another federal district court, the fallout has the same potential: Those who are considered the ultimate decision makers shouldn’t make comments or remarks that can be viewed as direct evidence of a discriminatory bias. It is one thing for the Supervisor in conversation with the Plaintiff […]

Ripped From the Headlines, Part II: Three Investigation Lessons to Learn from Recent Scandals 9-14-16

September 20 2016, 3:26 am

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ripped-from-the-headlines-part-ii-three-38029/ Bruce’s Summary: This author takes a different perspective in an age old issue of what happens when allegations are raised against, well let’s say those perceived as “special people” whether one who generates big revenue, key sports figures and/or heads of organizations. The author indicated that one common issue is “a company’s fail (ure) […]

Bosses Behaving Badly 9-8-16

September 16 2016, 7:27 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/bosses-behaving-badly-80996/ Bruce’s Summary: I recently said, “We’ve been dealing with sexual harassment literally forever and since the 1960’s legislation has continued to grow saying it’s illegal and will continue to get more costly for employers. However, even today, we somehow still don’t get it.” Well, another example recently surfaced with Gretchen Carlson. The one common […]

Employees Find “Cat’s Paw” Theory to be the Cat’s Meow 9-8-16

September 12 2016, 6:11 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employees-find-cat-s-paw-theory-to-be-97949/ Bruce’s Summary: If you’ve not heard of the “Cat’s Paw” theory, then take note, another great reason to ensure thorough and complete investigations are performed. The author gives examples of some recent court cases that open the door a little wider for the theory to be used. One showing evidence that a superior influenced […]

10 Things You Need To Know About EEOC’s New Retaliation Guidance 8-31-16

September 05 2016, 6:36 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-eeoc-s-11073/ Bruce’s Summary: Wow, what if you had a guide, although it’s not controlling law, but covering controlling authority in the form of case citations and references to law that would be used by agency investigators, plaintiffs’ attorneys and courts as a guide in evaluating all types of retaliation claims. The author presents just that, […]

Shoddy Harassment Investigation Comes Back To Bite Employer 8-26-16

September 01 2016, 6:28 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/shoddy-harassment-investigation-comes-60988/ Bruce’s Summary: We’ve been dealing with sexual harassment literally forever and since the 1960’s legislation has continued to grow saying it’s illegal and will continue to get more costly for employers. However, even today, we somehow still don’t get it. A superficial investigation doesn’t work anymore. The author gives a good overview of what […]