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The Robot Will Hear You Now: Easing Job Harassment Reporting

Bloomberg Law

“We have been monitoring the rise of these with #MeToo,” Workplace Fairness senior adviser and attorney Paula Brantner told Bloomberg Law. “We’re trying to figure out if we can establish relationships.”

While hopeful, Brantner doesn’t want to see chatbots replace human interactions or listening only for “magic words” that might trigger a red flag for litigation potential in an interview.

“They’re important for a start, but I would hate to see them replace talking to someone who can really give you sound advice,” she said. “The question is, do the machines have the sophistication to ferret out conduct that might not be actionable harassment now, but the company would want to know about?”

Today's Workplace more

Economy Gains 196,000 Jobs in March; Unemployment Unchanged at 3.8%

Kenneth Quinnell

Trump has a habit of hiring people with histories of sexual misconduct. Herman Cain is the latest.

Casey Quinlan

It’s time for ending NCAA amateurism to become a 2020 campaign issue

Lindsay Gibbs

Why the NCAA Should Pay Student-Athletes—And Let Them Unionize

Brian Wakamo

Fighting Against Racism—And For a Better Paycheck—On the Docks

Shaun Richman

In the Courts more

Frey v. US Department of Health and Human Services

Affirmed that a vice president of a company involved in identifying Medicaid fraud was not fired for whistleblowing. The case involved the whistleblower provision contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an economic stimulus package enacted in 2009.

Davis-Garett v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Revived a store employee's claims that she suffered a hostile work environment and retaliation, in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Reversed a summary judgment ruling.

April 11, 2019

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In the News

Opinion: To Uber, I'm a driver but not a worker. But their billion-dollar IPO is built off my labor.

American layoffs and firings are at a 20-year low

Labor Department Official Resigns Amid Possible Ethics Probe

Labor Dept proposes new rules on joint employer standard

The latest jobs report shows why it’s still a workers’ labor market

Listen: Better Life Lab: Schedule Chaos

Freelancers Want to Join Unions but Labor Laws Won't Let Them

Microsoft workers shared dozens of sexual harassment stories on an internal email chain

Democrats want to ban mandatory arbitration at work. Senate Republicans are listening.

Disney Hit With Gender Pay Gap Class Action Suit

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