SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Part 5: Quid Pro Quo Harassment

This is the fifth and final entry in a 5-part series about workplace sexual harassment, the Federal and State laws against such conduct, and what you can do if you are or become a victim of harassment. Today’s entry will examine specific cases that have dealt with Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment and the facts…

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Part 4: Hostile Work Environments — How Severe or Pervasive?

This is the fourth entry in a 5-part series about workplace sexual harassment, the Federal and State laws against such conduct, and what you can do if you are or become a victim of harassment. Today’s entry will examine specific cases that have dealt with the form of sexual harassment known as the Hostile Work…

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Part 3: The Responsibility of the Employer

This is the third entry in a 5-part series about workplace sexual harassment, the Federal and State laws against such conduct, and what you can do if you are or become a victim of harassment. Today’s entry will focus on the concept of liability, and when employers are responsible for harassment occurring in the workplace….

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE – Part 2: How Do Courts View Sexual Harassment?

This is the second entry in a 5-part series about workplace sexual harassment, the Federal and State laws against such conduct, and what you can do if you are or become a victim of harassment. Today’s entry will provide an in-depth look at what goes into a sexual harassment claim, and what courts look at…

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE – Part 1: What is Sexual Harassment?

This is the first entry in a 5-part series about workplace sexual harassment, the Federal and State laws against such conduct, and what you can do if you are or become a victim of harassment. Today’s entry will provide an overview of the definition of sexual harassment and the types of activity to look out…

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WHO'S THE BOSS?

The Supreme Court’s misstep in Vance v. Ball State University What comes to mind when you think of the term “supervisor?” Is it simply the person at your workplace who can hire, fire, or promote you? Or, would you consider a supervisor to be the person in charge of your daily routine – assigning duties,…

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Are you entitled to leave from work under the Family Medical Leave Act?

Have you recently given birth, only to return to work and find your position no longer available or that you have been demoted? Perhaps you are the caretaker of an elderly parent who is facing serious health complications. In either scenario, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects eligible employees from being fired or losing…

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Disability Discrimination – When You Can Do Your Job, But Your Employer Doesn't Think You Can

Do you feel as though you are treated unfairly in the workplace on the basis of your disability or perceived disability? The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act protect people with disabilities, or people who are seen by their employer as being disabled, from employment discrimination. The attorneys at Abney Law…

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The Employee Over 40, Not Over the Hill

You spend your life developing a skill set and gaining experience in the workplace, making valuable contributions as an employee. Today, more and more people are staying in the workforce for a longer period of time, some to build up their retirement account and others because of the uncertain economic forecast. Although the seniority gained…

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The Working Mom

For many women, the decision to return to work after giving birth to a child can be a difficult one to make. Employers can make the decision even harder by unlawfully discriminating against women who may still be lactating or expressing breast milk. In a recent case, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that…

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