Survey: U.S. Employers Are Increasingly Aware that Foul and Inappropriate E-Mail May Lead to Litigation

Smoking gun e-mail is so common in workplace lawsuits that almost ten percent of companies have been subpoenaed to produce employee e-mail. Eight percent have battled sexual harassment or discrimination claims stemming from employee e-mail and Internet use. According to the new “2001 Electronic Policies and Practices Survey” issued by […]

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Supreme Court: One Hand Can Arbitrate, The Other Can Litigate EEOC Enforcement Allowed In Bias Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a worker’s agreement to arbitrate employment-related disputes with an employer does not prevent a federal agency from obtaining relief for discrimination against the employee. The high court, by a 6-3 vote, sided with the agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which argued […]

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