Employment Law

Take the Workplace Harassment Quiz

Recently I viewed an online training seminar (as I have pledged to kill the next person who uses the word “webinar,” I won’t use that word) designed to help attorneys recognize, avoid and/or deal with harassment situations in the workplace. …


Teacher Fired for Gluteal Art Sues Employer

I am already about a dozen items behind, and now this morning, on a very busy day, I learn about this new lawsuit.  The high-school art teacher who was fired in January after his employer learned that, on his own…


Blog Tracks Employment-Law Violations at Dunder-Mifflin

Employment lawyers and fans of "The Office" (among others) will enjoy "That’s What She Said," a blog by Julie Elgar at Ford & Harrison, an Atlanta-based labor and employment law firm.  Julie watches "The Office" and then posts an evaluation…




Judge Halverson Suspended by Nevada State Commission

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline issued an interim order today (July 25) suspending Judge Elizabeth Halverson pending a final determination in the disciplinary proceeding against her.  The order means that after reviewing evidence and holding a hearing, the Commission…


Racist Dog Rejects Job Applicant

According to a Belgian newspaper, a local businessman rejected a Nigerian job applicant on the grounds that his dog was racist and would probably bite the man.  The applicant was not even allowed to enter the business where he had…



Philippine Police Warned Not to Walk Too Gaily

Police officials in the Philippines were targets for criticism last week for discriminatory comments made by Samuel Pagdilao, chief superintendent and spokesperson for the Philippine National Police.  Pagdilao had warned police that they might be subject to administrative charges for…