“Oops I Did It Again”—Another Local Politician Sued for Sexual Harassment

October 15, 2014 Legal Team
Denelle Fedor was hired as chief of staff for San Jose City Councilman Pierlugi Oliverio. Allegedly, it did not take long for the councilman to begin harassing his employee. Though the complaint alleges that Oliverio's behavior toward Fedor was “severe, pervasive, and unwelcome” it does not specify whether or not Oliverio subjected Fedor to...
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“Karma” Will Pay the Bills

October 13, 2014 Legal Team
In the last decade, there has been a slew of books and research studies trying to explain why women still make less than men in the workplace. The CEO of Microsoft attempted to answer that question while speaking at an event in Phoenix last week. The event was meant for women in the tech...
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A Lawsuit to Remember—Notebook Author Sued for Discrimination

October 10, 2014 Legal Team
The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Dear John.The plaintiff, former headmaster Saul Hillel Benjamin, alleges that he was forced out of the office for attempting to recruit black students and teachers. When Benjamin attempted to increase diversity at the school, Sparks allegedly responded, “diversity should not be measured by percentages of minority students enrolled or...
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Failure to Hire—Boy Scouts of America’s Hiring Gaff

October 6, 2014 Legal Team
Yasmine Cassini, a 29-year-old woman, was excited when she was hired as the director for the Boys Scouts of America's Denver area adventure center. As quickly as she was hired, however, the Boy Scouts rescinded their offer stating, “During the employment process, this individual brought it to our attention that she did not meet...
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