an update for the week of december 8, 2003
Each week, Workplace Week brings you news and commentary on critical issues affecting employees and advocates.

In this edition: labor groups fight for more unionization rights.
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Celebrate International Human Rights Day by Promoting Workplace Rights: Today, Wednesday, December 10, is the annual observance of International Human Rights Day. This day commemorates the 1948 ratification of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights. One of the many rights guaranteed by this document is the right of workers to form a union and collectively bargain with their employers. That is why the union movement has selected this day to promote workers' rights to unionize, which seems to be constantly under assault, and has scheduled a number of activities designed to promote workplace unionization. We hope that you will support these efforts in any way that you can today.
this week in the courts
Eich v. Bd. of Regents  (Eighth Circuit; No. 03-1288)
Decision Date: December 4, 2003
Evidence was sufficient to support the jury's finding of sexual harassment, and the district court erred in granting employer judgment as a matter of law; case remanded with directions to reinstate the jury verdict and plaintiff's damage award of $242,272.
Stegall v. Citadel Broad. Co.  (Ninth Circuit; No. 02-35399)
Decision Date: December 2, 2003
Plaintiff raises a triable claim with respect to her retaliation claim, accordingly, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is reversed.
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