• Equifax proves case against forced arbitration

      By David Dayen, The Intercept – EQUIFAX, THE CREDIT REPORTING BUREAU that on Thursday admitted one of the largest data breaches in history, affecting 143 million U.S. consumers, is maneuvering to prevent victims from banding together to sue the company, according to consumer protection advocates and elected officials.

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      Consistent with our precedent, a plaintiff alleging retaliation has a lesser causal burden at the prima facie stage. See e.g., Doe v. C.A.R.S. Prot. Plus, Inc., 527 F.3d 358, 365 (3d Cir. 2008) (“[T]he prima facie requirement for making a Title VII claim ‘is not onerous’ and poses ‘a burden easily met.’” (quoting Texas Dep’t of Cmty. Affairs v. Burdine, 450 U.S. 248, 253 (1981))).

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  • Sexual harassment takes toll on health

    Epidemiologist Rebecca Thurston has spent years studying women who have suffered sexual abuse and harassment. She finds that over time, sexual harassment works like a poison, stiffening women’s blood vessels, worsening blood flow and harming the inner lining of their hearts. More than a dozen other studies show that sexual harassment causes physical symptoms such as headaches ...

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  • Sexual harassment at work – how to take back your power

    Sexual harassment can make a woman feel powerless. But you can take back your power and we can help. Call, email or text us if you have been sexually harassed at work. And in the meantime, remember these tips: Speak up. Tell the harasser his conduct is not professional and not welcome. Do it in a text or an email.

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  • Sexual harassment at work – what you need to know

    What is workplace sexual harassment? Sexual harassment in the workplace is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of unwanted behaviors. This includes nonphysical harassment, including suggestive remarks and gestures, or requests for sexual favors. Physical harassment includes touches, hugs, kisses and coerced sex acts. It can be perpetrated by anyone — a manager, a colleague, a client.

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  • EEOC’s Public Portal online now

    Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most convenient for that individual,” said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic.

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  • What to do about sexual harassment at work

    Contact legal counsel immediately. Call us at 412-258-2250 or email us at cal@lambertonlaw.com. Check to see if your employer has an anti-harassment policy. This may be on the employer’s website. If it’s not, check your employee handbook. Finally, you can ask any supervisor (it does not have to be your supervisor) or someone in Human Resources (if your employer has an HR dep ...

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  • What to do when you’re terminated

    1. Use caution and listen Take a cautious approach to everything that you and your employer say and do about the termination. Anything your employer puts in writing about your termination and the documents you sign before leaving can have important implications for your future. If it’s important enough to be in writing, it’s important enough to examine with a fine-toothed comb.

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  • Court finds employer’s business judgment is BS

    The so-called “business judgment” rule is subject to the “BS” rule; if the facts show that the employer’s business judgment isn’t credible, the claims will go to trial. A recent example comes from a New York federal court in Roa v. Staples, Inc., August 9, 2017, Briccetti, V. The issue in Roa was whether the employer fired the plaintiff because of her disability, or whether ...

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  • IBM collective action waivers and private arbitration

    Is IBM ingenious or has it shot itself in the head? Time and the Supreme Court will soon tell. As those following IBM’s force reductions over the last few years already know, IBM stopped asking its terminated older workers for releases of their federal age discrimination claims in 2014. By not asking for federal age waivers, IBM placed itself outside a law that would ordinari ...

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  • Racism, American style

    As someone who grew up in a small town in South Dakota, I confess a longstanding ignorance of the legitimate concerns and grievances of African Americans in the United States. I’ve never been racially profiled; no one has ever crossed the street to avoid walking by me on the sidewalk; I’ve never been called a nigger, and I’ve never had to contend with the reality that my Coun ...

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  • Donald Trump, the FBI and pretext

    Donald Trump claims he fired FBI Director Comey because he mishandled the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails. Yet that investigation took place and was over before Trump was elected President. To the extent Comey mishandled anything, Trump clearly knew about it on the first day he took office. Yet, he waited 108 days to fire him.

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  • Ageism is all around us

    We cannot forget that ageism is the most socially condoned form of discrimination in the United States. This clip from SNL reminds us of some common ageist stereotypes. Carvey ...

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  • Mayor Bill Peduto shows courage and leadership

    One of the many reasons I strongly support Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is because of his political courage and willingness to do what is right. I take the liberty of re-posting Mayor Peduto’s full Statement in Response to President Trump’s Executive Orders Regarding Immigration: “The residents of Pittsburgh stand tonight with cities all across our nation.

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