1. Relief on the horizon for LGBT employees

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    On Friday, November 7th, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (S.815), a bill that would provide long overdue workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. The bill has been referred to the House of Representatives, although it remains uncertain whether House leadership will bring it to the […]

  2. Dolphins case spotlights workplace bullying

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    By now, most have heard of the troubles between Richie Incognito, a white veteran offensive lineman, and Jonathan Martin, an African-American second-year lineman, plaguing the Miami Dolphins and bringing attention to an alleged culture of workplace bullying in the National Football League. Martin appears to have a plethora of legal claims against the football team […]

  3. New and narrower definition of “supervisor”

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    The U.S. Supreme Court recently narrowed the definition of “supervisor,” making it harder to hold employers accountable for workplace harassment A key issue in any harassment case is whether the harasser is a co-worker or a supervisor. Generally speaking, if the harasser is a co-worker, an employer can be liable only if he knows of the […]