February 2019 Archives

Google announces mandatory arbitration U-turn

Google employees in Arizona and around the country are no longer required to resolve workplace discrimination and wrongful termination disputes through arbitration. The search engine giant made the announcement in a Feb. 21 press release. Workers will also now be permitted to join together to bring class-action lawsuits against the company. The move comes as Google attempts to repair its relationship with its employees in the wake of scandals that prompted 20,000 workers to protest.

What are the possible remedies for sexual harassment?

Despite the progress that the modern world has made toward protecting workers from sexual harassment in the workplace, there is still a long way to go before workplaces are free from harassment entirely. Many people still experience sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination regularly, and may have grounds to file a civil suit against their employer.

Pattern of Harassment Leads LGBT Officers to Sue their Employers

A series of disturbing incidents of harassment targeting LGBT police officers in Arizona and other states has led to some calls for reform in the law enforcement community. Despite years of internal complaints, these incidents continue to pile up. Now, a series of lawsuits alleging workplace discrimination are flooding law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Building a strong discrimination case protects your rights

While everyone hopes that they will not experience discrimination in the workplace, this behavior is still surprisingly prevalent in many industries and fields of work. Those who experience discrimination do not always know how to proceed and may even question the value of filing a complaint or taking further legal action.

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