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BIOLOGY, CULTURE, “ME TOO” AND THE LAW

Harassment in the Workplace As long as humans have existed, the fact that people are physically attracted to one another has affected their behavior.  There have always also been people that have used their superior strength to get their way.  These forces are evident in the workplace resulting in everything from consensual affairs, to unwanted harassment, to incidents of physical violence. For many years, the law has provided tools designed to prevent or at least discourage unwanted sexual or physical harassment at work and in society at large. For example, employees that are fired or demoted for refusing to participate in an...

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Employment Law – Ban The Box Law Coming Jan. 1

- Ban the Box is almost here so employers need to be ready. It goes into effect on January 1, 2017 in Connecticut. Is your company prepared? - The new law makes it unlawful for employers to ask questions about an applicant’s criminal history upon initial contact. As you may remember from our previous post, this means that employers can’t ask about a candidate’s prior arrests, criminal charges or convictions on the initial interview application....

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Employment Law Won’t Necessarily Protect Your Facebook Posts

- Think the law will protect your Facebook posts because of freedom of speech? Don’t be too sure. - Officials with a Georgia school district recently fired an employee after she referred to First Lady Michelle Obama as a gorilla on Facebook. According to a statement by the Forsyth County Schools this elementary school paraprofessional was fired because “racism and discrimination are not tolerated” in the school district....

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