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6 Things You Should Know About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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"There's no hard-and-fast rule for what is and isn't sexual harassment," Paula Brantner, senior director at the policy institute Workplace Fairness tells SELF. "You have to look at it all in context." Brantner explains that sexual harassment is a legal term regarding forms of sex discrimination that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (an act prohibiting employee discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion).

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Crouse v. Town of Moncks Corner

In a suit by two police officers who appeal their dismissal from the force, claiming that it was in retaliation for the exercise of their First Amendment rights, the district court's grant of qualified immunity to the police chief is affirmed where it was reasonably unclear to the chief whether the officers had acted as private citizens or government employees.

Secci v. United Independent Taxi Drivers

In a suit for damages suffered after a motorcycle crash with a driver who was driving a taxi marked defendant's insignia, in which the jury found driver to be defendant's agent, but not an employee, the trial court's grant of defendant's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) under Code of Civil Procedure section 629, finding the evidence insufficient to support the jury's finding that driver was defendant's agent, is reversed and the verdict reinstated where California law does not preclude consideration of controls required by public regulations in finding an agency relationship.

February 22, 2017

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