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Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying–Both California Labor Law Violations--Results in $2.6M Verdict
April 24, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: A Santa Cruz County Superior Court jury, after a one-month trial, awarded $2.6 million to a truck driver who was sexually harassed. Of that amount, Beverly Fabrics was ordered to pay $1.1 million punitive damages for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation and failure to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation, according to court documents. Cole Hudson filed the California labor lawsuit after several years of harassment and bullying—with sexual innuendos— by a fellow truck driver.Read [ Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying–Both California Labor Law Violations--Results in $2.6M Verdict ]
June 25, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Gender Harassment in One of the World’s Most Respected Police Forces ]
Vancouver, BC: It’s not the demands of the job, but their fellow male officers that have pushed dozens, if not hundreds, of women in Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to the breaking point says lawyer Alexander Zaitzeff, who represents dozens of female Mounties in a massive class-action gender discrimination suit against the iconic Canadian police force, whose red scarlet tunic is recognized around the world.
June 20, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ US Supreme Court Strikes Down Massive Wal-Mart Class Action ]
Washington, DC Plaintiffs seeking compensation from Wal-Mart for alleged sex discrimination in hiring and promotion will have to wage their battles individually, after the US Supreme Court ruled this morning that a class-action lawsuit against the giant retailer can't go ahead.
June 15, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Complex Litigator Wins Record Amount in Sexual Harassment Case ]
Swansea, IL As the firm's Web site says, Cates Law was built on the reputation of attorney Judy Cates—and no wonder. Cates and co-attorney Benedict Morelli, brought in from New York by Cates to help during the trial, recently won a landmark $95 million in a sexual harassment suit. Their client was a 20-year-old woman who endured a year of lewd behavior, unwanted sexual touching and was finally sexually assaulted by her manager at Aaron Rents, a rent-to-own retailer in southern Illinois.
April 21, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Some Good "Lawyering" Returns $3.3 Million in Harassment Case ]
Woodland Hills, CA It was not your average harassment complaint that 25-year-old Kyme Dang brought to attorney Neil Sunkin in 2007. But after four years of working on her behalf and some good old-fashioned "lawyering," as Sunkin calls it, the court ordered former boyfriend, Barry Hankerson, to pay Dang $3,335,861 in damages caused by a long and repeated pattern of stalking, defamation and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
December 27, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Workplace Harassment Can Sometimes Go Both Ways ]
Des Moines, IA There is no place in the workplace for workplace harassment. Ever since the advent of equal rights, women's rights and gender equality, what was once a novel (and at one time, accepted!) response to an increasing number of women working alongside men in the workplace, has quite properly become a stigma no longer tolerated in the workplace of 2010 and beyond.
August 1, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Title lX Doesn't Protect Against Bullying ]
Detroit, MI It is hard to say what may happen in the future when it comes to litigating against bullying. "The law the way it is written doesn't provide a solution for every kind of harassment," says attorney Richard Winslow. "The way the law is written it is quite narrow, but I think the issues are broader than Title lX, which is limited to sexual harassment."
July 14, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ A Bad Day at Work for Discrimination ]
Chicago, IL Attorney Robb Stokar does a lot of workplace discrimination cases in his Chicago practice and he is never really very surprised by the kinds of things people endure. "People come to me with their workplace complaints on a daily basis," says Stokar. "There are daily workplace transgressions in this country. Some are reported and others are not."
July 12, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Billboard Manufacturer Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit ]
O'Fallon, MO A workplace harassment case alleging sexual harassment appears to have been settled with an agreement by the defendant in the case to pay $55,000. According to a 7/6/10 statement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit after a failed initial attempt to reach a voluntary settlement through conciliation.
March 18, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ More Men Reporting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace ]
Washington, DC A growing number of men are reporting cases of sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a recent report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Sometimes Bizarre Workplace Harassment By Gordon Gibb (Dec-18-09)
- Gender Discrimination Case Dismissed in Alabama By Charles Benson (Nov-29-09)
- Elected County Official in Florida Loses Workplace Harassment Trial By Gordon Gibb (Sep-20-09)
- Female Farm Worker Harassment a Huge Problem By Gordon Gibb (Apr-10-09)
- Sexual Harassment: Women Feel Powerless By Heidi Turner (Aug-1-08)
- Medical Supply Firm Settles Sexual Harassment Suit By Ginger Gillenwater (May-6-08)
- Officials in the Dark Over Allegations of Abuse by the Police Chief By Delsia Hartford (Apr-26-08)
- Don't Ask Wendy Williams, "How Ya Doin'?" By Ginger Gillenwater (Apr-22-08)
- Harassment on the Job: It's no Longer Just the Women Complaining By Gordon Gibb (May-25-07)
- Harassment: A Form of Discrimination By Jane Mundy (May-14-07)