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July 2013 Archives

California eatery fired sexual harassment claimant, fined $20K

A restaurant called Fuzia in Morgan Hill, south of San Jose, has agreed to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit over its wrongful termination of a dishwasher who made a sexual harassment complaint. The bistro, which according to Google has apparently been renamed the Good Fork, will pay the woman $20,000 and sign a consent decree with the EEOC requiring it to change its human resources policies and submit to monitoring for 18 months.

California corrections department sued for sexual harassment

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division recently announced it has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or CDCR, on behalf of a cook who complains that his female co-worker engaged in egregious sexual harassment against him and that the CDCR, in violation of both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and its own policies, refused to stop her.

Latino workers sue Target for race discrimination, sombrero memo

Suppose you were handling human resources for a Target distribution warehouse in a rural area in Northern California -- in Yolo County, for instance. You know that rural areas are becoming more diverse across the nation, and you may notice that most or all of your managers are Caucasian. You might want to provide those managers with a few tips on how to deal sensitively with Hispanic employees, right?

Supreme Court decisions will affect workers' ability to sue

One Supreme Court justice was so frustrated by two recent decisions handed down by the Court that she has called upon Congress to overturn the decisions through legislation. The Court acted late last month in such a way that it will now be much harder for American employees to sue their employers for employment discrimination. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appalled by the 5-4 decisions.

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