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  • issue 25
  • jan. 26, 2010

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In the News more

Single Mother Wins $200,000 in Job Bias Case

TV companies settle writers' age bias suits for $70M

Lifting the Curtain on the Hiring Process

Woman Turns Down Offer to Take Sex-Harassment Case Against Union Prez Norman Seabrook to Trial

Madison to Pay $235K in Sexual Harassment Case

Most U.S. Union Members Are Working for the Government, New Data Shows

16-Year-Old Starbucks Barista Sues Over 'Sex Demands' at Work

AT&T's Overtime Suit Only Latest

Obama Gets Voters' Message: It's Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

2 ex-employees settle lawsuits against Toledo for $450,000

'Go Time' for Discrimination Claims? Fallout From the Ledbetter Act

Caesars Palace Plays Hardball with Dealers, Asserts Right to Tips

After EEOC Settlement, Colorado Woman in Gender Discrimination Suit Nets $650,000

Studies Highlight Changing Role For Women In Workplace

Democrats Regroup on Health After Losing Seat

Editorial: Denied a Chance for Honest Work

Revving a Career While It's in Neutral

Health Bill May Be Lenient on Employers

Topic of the Week more

The Boss's Survival Guide... The Forgotten 4

Your Rant: How do you manage in turbulent times? read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Richard Kirsch

Enough Hand Wringing. Get the Job Done!

January 26, 2010 | Richard Kirsch

As Washington grapples with the outcome of the election in Massachusetts this week, it's important to remember one key thing: Congress can still pass historic legislation that will make health care a right, not a privilege, in the United States. read more

Bob Rosner

The Surprising Truth About Getting Hired

January 25, 2010 | Bob Rosner

I was talking with a friend yesterday who... got a call from a potential employer asking if she could come in for a follow up interview the next day. She said no she couldn't, she had another interview already scheduled during that time. She was lying. read more

Massachusetts voters sent a strong signal to Washington lawmakers Tuesday that they want results - and aren't seeing any. Not on health care reform, not on job creation and not on fixing the nation's economy. read more

Fem2.0 is kicking off the New Year with Wake Up, This Is the Reality!, a campaign to help change the way Americans talk and think about work... read more

As Congress ended its last session, a legislative victory for employee rights advocates came with it. read more

In the Courts more

Reeves v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

Eleventh Circuit; No. 07-10270 Decision Date: January 21, 2010

In a hostile work environment action based on the frequent use of gender derogatory language addressed specifically to women as a group in the workplace, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where the evidence was sufficient to afford the inference that the offending conduct was based on the sex of the employee. read more

Lewis v. Heartland Inns of Am., L.L.C.

Eighth Circuit; No. 08-3860 Decision Date: January 21, 2010

In a sex discrimination action, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where: 1) plaintiff's supervisor's criticism of plaintiff for lack of "prettiness" and the "Midwestern girl look" before terminating her could be found by a reasonable factfinder to be evidence of wrongful sex stereotyping; and 2) the district court erred in requiring plaintiff to offer evidence that similarly situated men were treated differently. read more

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