The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in O’Daniel v. Industrial Service Solutions, released on April 19, 2019, affirmed a lower federal court’s dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed harassment and discrimination based on her heterosexual orientation. The Fifth Circuit held that there were no protections for sexual orientation employment discrimination under the law.

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The #MeToo movement has brought many things to light over the last year along with a lot of questions about what is considered sexual harassment and what to do about it. If you are interested in learning more about these issues, Lapin & Leichtling, LLP will be hosting a Lunch & Learn on March 19,

You may have a situation where not only you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, but your coworkers may also have had other negative experiences with the same employer. Can all of you jointly sue the employer for workplace sexual harassment in what is called a class action or collective action?

So, the last time I discussed the 15 Key Steps employers should take, according to AllBusiness.com, to respond to sexual harassment claims, I mentioned “lawyering up” and being “fair” (as well as, perhaps more importantly, “appearing fair.”)

Minimizing access to information

I want to pick up with one theme I briefly touched upon

Una entrevista con Carmen Arce.

Mientras el mundo escucha las denuncias de acoso sexual en Hollywood, las voces de las mujeres inmigrantes y sus experiencias con relación a este tema no han estado al frente de la controversia. Las mujeres inmigrantes que han hablado de este tema lo han hecho corriendo un gran riesgo

An Interview with Immigration Attorney Carmen Arce

As the world hears about sexual harassment in Hollywood, the voices of immigrant women and their experiences have not been at the forefront of the discussion. Immigrant women who have come forward have done so at great personal risk, but their experiences may be more common than

While many claims of sexual harassment involve harassment by someone in a position of authority, the law also protects victims of sexual harassment by a co-worker.

If you believe that your co-worker is engaging in frequent, severe, and pervasive conduct that is physically threatening or humiliating, and it is interfering with your job performance, you