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Supervisor’s Racial Actions Don’t Need to be ‘Hellish’ to Qualify as Hostile

Kathryn GriggMay 6, 2019
A supervisor’s use of racial epithets and harassing behavior may create a racially hostile work environment even when a coworker’s...

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Claims from #MeToo Movement

Saul GlazerApril 5, 2019
While the initial anecdotal evidence was somewhat inconclusive about whether the #MeToo movement has created an atmosphere in which more...

#MeToo Meets SCOTUS: Lessons From the Kavanaugh Confirmation

Saul GlazerNovember 6, 2018
The nation is sharply divided over the recent hearings and confirmation of the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh....

Curing Summertime Employment Blues: Dress Codes, Minors, Wage and Hour Issues

Michael ModlJuly 27, 2017
With the arrival of summertime in Wisconsin, employers face unique challenges as well as opportunities. Dress code infractions are more common during...

When Can You Fire an Employee Who Fails to Timely Report Alleged Sexual Harassment?

Timothy BarberJanuary 20, 2017
In a divided decision, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply to all Wisconsin employers) recently ruled...

Old Habits Die Hard: Tips to Avoid Becoming a Defendant

Gesina SeilerFebruary 1, 2016
The adage “old habits die hard” seems particularly applicable to a rash of lawsuits recently filed and settled by the Equal...

Workplace Harassment Claims

Michael ModlJune 8, 2009
Complaints of workplace harassment continue to rise. In addition to claims of sexual and racial harassment, recent court decisions and...

How to Respond to Harassment by a Phantom Perpetrator

Saul GlazerJune 1, 2009
As all employers know, workplace harassment can be an illegal form of discrimination. A recent lawsuit filed by a former...

Federal Court of Appeals Gives Split Decisions in Trio of Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Cases

Michael ModlJune 1, 2007
The Seventh Circuit issued a trio of decisions recently in a five week period addressing claims of hostile work environment...