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Negligent Supervision in a Sexual Harassment Case

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Negligent Supervision in a Sexual Harassment Case

What is Workplace Sexual Harassment? Workplace sexual harassment is any type of unwanted sexual behavior in the workplace. More specifically, sexual harassment is a type of sexual discrimination that negatively impacts an employee. Individuals can be sexually harassed by their manager, coworker, boss, or anyone else in the workplace. There are a few different types …

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Does Missouri At-Will Employment Impact My Rights?

What is At-Will Employment? Like most states in America, Missouri is an “at-will” employment state. At-will means that an employer can fire an employee at any time for any reason unless there is a written employment contract with definitive terms for termination. Without a written employment contract with these terms, Missouri employees can be terminated …

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Filing an EEOC Complaint in Missouri

What is the EEOC? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, also called the EEOC, enforces the federal law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace. More specifically, the EEOC upholds the law that prevents employers from making decisions based on an applicant or employee’s race, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. The EEOC has the …

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What is Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Workplace sexual harassment is any type of unwanted sexual behavior in the workplace. More specifically, sexual harassment is a type of sexual discrimination that negatively impacts an employee. Individuals can be sexually harassed by their manager, coworker, boss, or anyone else in the workplace. There are a few different types of workplace sexual harassment, including …

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Supreme Court: You Can’t Fire an Employee for Orally Complaining About Not Being Paid Overtime

In a recent case, Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., the United States Supreme Court held that an employee who orally complains about not being paid overtime is protected from retaliation by his employer. Prior to this case, it was unclear–from a national perspective–as to whether oral (i.e., non-written complaints) were sufficient to rise to the …

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The Origins of Minimum Wage and Overtime Rights

Currently, federal and state laws establish minimum wage and overtime protections for employees. The most prominent example of such a statute is the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets minimum wage and overtime protections for covered employees. But the FLSA and similar state statues are only the most recent developments in the long historical process …

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