The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") is the federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC enforces and administers Title VII and several other federal equal employment opportunity laws. Please watch this brief video to learn more about the EEOC
23-year-old Fatoumata "Fatou" Jallow filed a harassment complaint against a 25-year-old male co-worker Ali Hassan with their employer REM Wisconsin. Photo: Fatoumata "Fatou" Jallow (Source: www.wkow.com) According to family members, Jallow did so because Ali behaved as though he was her "master" and also acted in an improper "controlling manner" toward her. As a result of her complaint, Ali was reportedly transferred to another REM Wisconsin-owned facility. On December 21,
An Idaho man has been awarded $1.7 million in damages from a jury in a retaliation lawsuit. Synopsis of the Lawsuit. Rich Wright was terminated from his position as Director of the Department of Administration for Ada County, Idaho in January 2013. Wright sued and alleged he was retaliated against after launching an investigation into a county employee who was accused of misconduct and who had a close friendship with two county commissioners. Following trial the matter was se
A Kentucky jury has found Joshua Ratliff guilty but mentally ill for the murder of 22-year-old Ryan Birse. The jury is reconvening today for sentencing which could be 20 to 50 years or life imprisonment. Ryan Birse (Birse family collection) On the night of February 25, 2016, Birse was packing chicken at a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant where he worked. Ratliff, a co-worker who was not working that night went into the restaurant, walked behind the counter and shot Birse in the side
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (the "FMLA") has been the law of the land since 1993. Before the FMLA was enacted, most employers could legally terminate workers who were required to take time off when they became seriously ill or when they cared for seriously ill family members including their own children. To learn more about the FMLA please watch this brief video: Although certain states including New Jersey and California have enacted laws which mandate paid leav
Do you know the difference between sexual harassment and sexual favouritism? They are not the same. A key difference is that one is illegal the other is not. Please watch the following brief video for the answer!
I have researched, lectured and written about harassment, bullying, employee safety, violence and other human resources-related topics since 1996. My latest project is "The Killer in the Next Cubicle" which evaluates 82 chilling occupational homicides which occurred across the United States from 2012-2017. I am conducting lectures on my research in Florida and New Jersey the next several weeks. The following is a brief preview of my findings. Employee-on-employee workplace vi