an update for the week of december 6, 2004
Get your holiday shopping done, support an independent bookstore, and help Workplace Fairness all at the same time, and all right from your computer.

First, check out our new recommended reading list. Then, use the links on our site to visit Powell's Books - a progressive, unionized bookstore in Portland, Oregon - who will donate a percentage of your online purchase to Workplace Fairness.
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Teen Jobs with Adult Problems: Sexual Harassment: It's the time of year when many businesses hire teens for the holidays to handle the anticipated increase in work over the next few weeks. Some of those teens may be getting far more than they have bargained for this holiday season, unfortunately. Instead of just a little extra Christmas cash, these teens are facing sexual harassment from their supervisors and coworkers.
this week in the courts
Birch v. Cuyahoga County Probate Court  (Sixth Circuit; No. 03-3228)
Decision Date: December 1, 2004
Dismissal of plaintiff's sex-based wage discrimination claim under the Ohio Civil Rights Act is reversed where there is sufficient evidence to create a genuine issue of material fact as to whether plaintiff's salary was set lower than it would have been had she been a man.
Cloutier v. Costco Corp.  (First Circuit; No. 04-1475)
Decision Date: December 1, 2004
Plaintiff's claim, alleging religious discrimination by defendant-employer, is dismissed where defendant has no duty to accommodate plaintiff since it could not do so without undue hardship.
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