Bias & Bathroom Access 18:59, May 16, 2016

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Date: August 2011

We recently wrote about an employee who sued for sex discrimination after she wasn’t given permission to leave the assembly line to take a bathroom break. She lost her Title VII lawsuit; see Waiting For Relief. For a similar case from 2009 involving a Verizon employee who sued for bias over a filthy unisex bathroom, […]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is making employers put up a new workplace poster. Under the regulation, employers must post the new NLRB notice in English, plus any other language: “Where 20 percent or more of an employer’s workforce is not proficient in English and speaks a language other than English….” The NLRB’s new […]

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Our last blog post was about how our online anti-harassment training might “scare” supervisors into preventing sexual harassment in your workplace. But our training shouldn’t “scare” you. We make training simple. Here’s a comment we received today: “The format of the course made it easy to use and conducive to a work environment in that […]

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LawRoom’s training has consequences. One consequence is that managers learn of their potential personal individual liability for harassment. Here are two of the comments we received from managers taking our Supervisor Anti-Harassment course this week: “The first part was horrendously scary and made me want to curl up in a box and never enter a […]

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If employees get hurt working, they’re entitled to time off and to collect workers’ compensation benefits. But when they try to collect more, they may be suspected of fraud. For example, former Boston firefighter Albert Arroyo was acquitted from charges of fraud after he participated in bodybuilding competitions while on permanent disability leave. Prosecutors say […]

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Employees who stop working to help other people may be satisfying a moral duty, but does that justify them leaving their job duties? Some employers don’t think so. Last week, a Long Island bus driver was fired after letting three police officers on his bus during a violent storm. He says he didn’t think twice […]

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Included in the 2010 federal healthcare bill was a provision requiring time off for nursing mothers to express breast milk. See FLSA Lactation Breaks. The new lactation break law was enacted as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 29 USC §207. There’s a big loophole, however, since §207 is the federal overtime […]

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Employees and managers who harass their co-workers can be personally liable for their wrongdoing. They may face civil claims (for assault, battery, emotional distress, etc.) and criminal counts (for assault, battery, lewd conduct, etc.). Some states (including California) have anti-discrimination laws that also allow individuals to be sued for sexual harassment, although the federal law […]

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