Category Archive: Employment Law

  1. Six Multi-Million Dollar Employment Law Resolutions Last Quarter Announced by EEOC

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    EEOC announced six multi-million dollar employment law settlements or verdicts last quarter, including a jury award of $5.1 million because an employer pushed a self-help “religion” on its employees.  Here’s the count down.

    #6:  University pays $2.66 million and will increase women’s salaries in pay discrimination case.

    EEOC charged the University of Denver paid a class of female full professors at Sturm College of Law lower salaries than it paid similarly situated male professors.  The average disparity was almost $20,000 per year.

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  2. Woman may sue former co-worker for badmouthing her after she left employment.

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    Yesterday, the Oregon Court of Appeals held a woman may sue a surgeon (who allegedly harassed her at work) for defamation AND for retaliation under the employment laws even though surgeon was not her employer.  The employment law claim provides for attorney fees, where a defamation claim does not.  He badmouthed her AFTER both left their place of employment.

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  3. EEOC Resolutions Last Quarter

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    Threatening women not to get pregnant; “maximize longevity” as an excuse to prefer younger applicants; and who paid $9.8 million because it required “no restrictions” before allowing workers back from medical leave?  These were among the 26 resolutions announced last quarter by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  I summarize them below. Continue Reading