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California Law Now Provides an Express Statutory Privilege Against Defamation Claims by Those Accused of Sexual Harassment

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

Under California law, an aggrieved person can bring a claim for defamation if the person is the subject of a false and unprivileged statement that is injurious to his/her reputation.  Defamation can take the form of libel or slander.  (Ca. Civ. Code Sec. 44.) Specifically “libel” is defined as a false and unprivileged publication by… Continue Reading

The EEOC Special Task Force Issues Its Report on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace and Finds that “We Have Come Far But Still Have Far To Go”

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

The EEOC Special Task Force (“Task Force”) has spent the last 18 months examining the myriad and complex issues associated with harassment in the workplace. Thirty years after the U.S. Supreme Court held in the landmark case of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson that workplace harassment was an actionable form of discrimination prohibited by Title… Continue Reading

Roughneck Hazing Lands Nabors Drilling in a Blowout of a Verdict

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District upheld a $150,000 sexual harassment verdict and a $680,000 attorneys’ fee award against one of the Countries’ largest rigging and drilling company, Nabors.  Given the nature of the allegations and the size of the award against the drilling tycoon, expect to see… Continue Reading