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Recent Employment Law Jury Verdicts and Settlements (Sept-Oct 2015)

Here’s a roundup of recent employment law jury verdicts and settlements of note to employers from across the United States:

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June 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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June 2014 Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent jury verdicts and settlements.

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May 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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May 2014 Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent jury verdicts and settlements.

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Supervisor’s Conduct Was Sufficient To Find Same-Sex Harassment

A California Court of Appeal recently held, in Lewis v. City of Benicia, that conduct such as frequent gifts, lunch purchases, several sexual jokes, and the sharing of pornographic computer images, by a same-sex supervisor was sufficient evidence for a … Continue reading

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April 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our April summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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8th Circuit Reverses $900,000 Jury Award Based on Attorney’s Mistake in Closing Argument

In an opinion published last Friday, a Federal Appeals Court ruled that a plaintiff’s attorney improperly prejudiced jurors during a sexual harassment trial by sharing her own story of being harassed during closing arguments.

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Supervisor’s Request for Personal Grooming Assistance Created a Hostile Work Environment

In McMiller v. Missouri-Illinois, the Eighth Circuit overruled a summary judgment ruling in a recent sexual harassment case based not on sexual contact, but on a potentially inappropriate personal grooming request.

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March 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our March summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements is after the break.

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February 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our February summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements can be found after the break.

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Stop Sniffing Me.

Sniffing and hovering over a female worker may constitute unlawful sexual harassment under Title VII according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Royal v. CCC&R Tres Arboles, L.L.C., No. 12-11022 (5th Cir. November 21, 2013).  Of course … Continue reading

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Plaintiff In Northern Virginia Wins $1.2 M On Retaliation Claim

In a recent bench trial before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, an employment plaintiff prevailed on a retaliation claim under Title VII and was awarded $1.2 million by the judge. A copy of the final … Continue reading

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Kissing, Fondling, Propositioning, Questioning and Describing (Sex) Add Up To A Sexual Harassment Trial

On August 8, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the District of Maryland’s grant of summary judgment for the City of Baltimore in a hostile work environment, quid pro quo sexual harassment, and retaliation … Continue reading

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4th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Sexual Harassment Case

In EEOC v. Fairbrook Medical Clinic, the Fourth Circuit reversed the grant of summary judgment for the defendant on the plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim.   More after the break.

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