Archive | sexual harassment

Bullying Problem On The Increase, Says Diversity Expert

Did You Know? Bullying among our youth is a significant problem–and it is steadily increasing. Many experts fear bullying has become so widespread and common, adults are blinded to its extensive harm. Here are the facts: It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other […]

Message to Heterosexuals: Take a Stand Because Your Silence is Killing Us

The Diversity Speaker NewsletterDr. Maura J. Cullen(Sponsor, The Diversity Student Summit)Oct. 2010 Issue A Message To Heterosexuals: Take a Stand Because Your Silence is Killing UsAn all out assault is taking aim at gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people across this country. And with mid-term elections on the horizon you can be certain that the […]

Actionable hostile work environment can be based upon a single action.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that it is up to a jury to determine whether, in fact, a single instance of uninvited intimate physical contact may be sufficient to support a claim of hostile work environment. Berry v. Chicago Transit Authority, 7th Cir., No. 07-2288, August 23, 2010. Cynthia Berry was […]

Sexual Harassment, Housing Discrimination, Nets female tenants Award

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, August 6, 2010 Jury Awards $115,000 to Victims of Housing Discrimination WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Detroit today returned a $115,000 verdict against an Ypsilanti, Mich., man for sexually harassing female tenants in his capacity as a property manager, the Justice Department announced today. The jury […]

Free Online Diversity Workshops Set For August, September; New Info Discrimination Lawsuits

New EEOC data shows that religious discrimination claims have doubled in the past 15 years, and the number of settlements has tripled since 1997. This should not surprise most executives for two reasons, says diversity consultant Susan Klopfer. First, the United States is seeing a broader mix of religious backgrounds as workforces diversify. Second, employees […]