27485319_sLawyers, and I suspect a good deal of employers, watched the Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi case with a great deal of interest.  The allegations after all were quite scandalous — namely that Juan Monteverde, one of Faruqi’s high profile partners, had sexually harassed Marchuk and raped her.  Some of the interest may have been

Here’s a rather strange sexual harassment decision which we do not have any reasonable explanation for.  

The New Zealand Herald reports that “A young woman whose bottom was slapped in ‘fun’ by her boss has now been ordered to pay her former employer $5000 in costs in the case.”

What’s this?

It seems that the

Our post of December 11th, “Supervisor Squeezing Subordinate’s Nipple: Does The Subordinate’s Gender Matter Under Title VII?” drew a number of comments.

To recap:  A supervisor allegedly grabbed and squeezed his subordinate’s nipple, and took a towel and rubbed it on the employee’s crotch, according to the opinion of a federal appellate court.  The

Punitive damages are generally difficult to obtain.  And under Supreme Court precedent, punitive damages greater than ten times an award of compensatory damages is generally considered “grossly excessive,” raises due process issues, and is likely to be struck down or reduced by a court.

That is what makes a new decision from a federal appeals

A supervisor allegedly grabbed and squeezed his subordinate’s nipple, and took a towel and rubbed it on the employee’s crotch, according to the opinion of a federal appellate court.  

The employee sued, claiming hostile work environment, and claimed that the supervisor “received some perverse sexual gratification” from these acts.

Several other employees complained about similar

The Stage News in the UK reports on the fairly shocking results of a survey commissioned by the Joint Industry Stunt Committee about harassment and bullying in the stunt performer industry.  Link:  http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/12/bullying-sexual-harassment-rife-stunt-industry-survey-finds/ 

stunts : Concept of a business man who defies all obstacles

Seems that we report fairly frequently on surveys in various industries and professions, and every one seems to reflect substantial harassment and/or

We wrote a post the other day entitled “Is There A Duty To Mitigate Emotional Damages?”

In it we cited a case where a court held that the EEOC was not required to prove that groped female employees made reasonable efforts to limit their emotional harm caused by the alleged harassment:   “Congress’ deliberate decision to