Chapter 7 - SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

RECENT CASES

 

Article 7-28 (Juky 12, 2017)

Link: CO - Police Fitness Test Not Valid, Adverse Impact On Female Officers

 

Article 7-27 (June 9, 2017)

Link: TN - 6th Cir. - Employer Not Liable For Conduct Of Store Manager - Not A Supervisor With Power To Hire Or Fire

 

Article 7-26 (May 26, 2017)

Link: NY - Female Applicant Not Hired - Lesbian - No Medical Clearance

 

Article 7-25  (Oct. 26, 2016)

Link:  KY - Light duty for pregnant police officers - City of Florence settles lawsuit by DOJ - new EEOC initative

 

Article 7-24  (Oct. 3, 2016)

Link:  PA - Vol. FD can be sued, no insurance - female junior FF (age 15) had sex at FD with adult Vol and two police officers (they all went to prison)

 

Article 7-23  (Sept. 19, 2016)

Link: IL - Chicago paramedic physical fitness test has disparate impact on females

 

Article 7-22  (Aug. 29, 2016)

Link: NY - Cat's Paw Liability - Company can be sued for firing employee based on co-worker statement, not adequately investigated

 

Article 7-21  (May 19, 2016)

Link: U.S. Supreme Court - EEOC failed to adequately investigate before filing lawsuit; must pay company's attorney fees of $4.5 million

 

Article 7-20 (May 13, 2016)

Link:  CA -Sexual e-mails to 16 year-old-girl after tour of fire station - terminated - case remanded to Administrative Law Judge [also filed, Chap. 16]

 

Article 7-19  (May 2, 2016)

Link: NC - Female Lt. fired after consulting attorney about EEOC charge; retaliation lawsuit reistated by 4th Circuit

 

Article 7-18 (Dec. 24, 2015)

Link: Iowa: Pregnant FF denied light duty during early stages of pregnancy - no medical excuse - State Sup. Ct. reinstates lawsuit

 

Article 7-17  (Nov. 10, 2015)

Link: NY - Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority sued by DoJ, and settles - required all pregnant security personnel to go on light duty

 

Article 7-16  (April 9, 2015)

Link: AR - Female firefighter won jury verdict $35,000 for hostile workplace - men using lady's bathroom, notes posted; Federal Judge set it aside;  9th Cir. reinstated

 

Article 7-15 (Feb. 25, 2015)

Link:  FL - Pregnant FFs - FD Settles With U.S. DoJ - Second Lawsuit - No Light Duty In First Trimester

 

Article 7-14 (Aug. 28, 2014)

Link:  OH - Ohio Supreme Court -  Supervisors And Managers Of Public Agencies Generally Have Immunity From Personal Liability In Discrimination Cases [also filed, Chapter 8]

 

Article 7-13 (June 28, 2014)

Link: OH - Police Chief And Law Director Fired For Kissing In Office; Township Trustee Who Ordered Investigation Has Immunity

 

Article 7-12 (April 29, 2014)

Link:  OH - Female Part-Time FF Unable To Pass Annual Physical Fitness Test - Properly Suspended

 

Article 7-11 (Feb. 18, 2014)

Link:  PA - Female Properly Fired From Hospital Transport Team

 

Article 7-10 (Oct. 28, 2013)

Link:  OH - Manager's Improper Conversation With 16-Year-Old Female Assistant, One Day - Hostile Work Atmosphere

 

Article 7-9 (June 24, 2013) - also posted in Chapter 6 and Chapter 8

Link:  U.S. Supreme Court - Retaliation - Frivolous Retaliation Lawsuits - Landmark Decision

 

Article 7-8 (June 24, 2013) - also posted in Chapter 8

Link: U.S. Supreme Court - definition of "Supervisor" - must be empowered to take tangible employment action; Ball State University properly dismissed

 

Article 7-7 (May 13, 2013)

Link: NY - Pregnancy - U.S. DoJ Sues County - Corrections Officer Not Given Accomodations

 

Article 7-6 (Jan. 22, 2013)

Link:  CA - Captain's Repeated Comments About FF's Gay Daughter

 

Article 7-5 (Dec. 27, 2012)

Link: FL - UNWELCOMED CONDUCT, CASE TO PROCEED

 

Article 7-4  (Nov. 26, 2012)

Link:  TN:  EMS LIEUTENANT'S DEMOTION NOT TOO HARSH

 

Article 7 - 3 (Oct. 15, 2012)

Link:  GA - FEMALE FIRED FOR MISSING SHIFT ENTITLED TO JURY TRIAL - SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH HUSBAND OF LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Case also filed - Chapter 13 (EMS)

 

Article 7 -2 (Sept. 25, 2012)

Link:  NJ - FEMALE BUILDING INSPECTORS DID NOT PROVE HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

Article 7-1 (Sept. 2011)

Link:  NEVADA - GENDER DISCRIMINATION - MALE POLICE OFFICER RECEIVED HARSHER DISCIPLINE THAN FEMALE

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