Category Archives: Racial harassment

Chrysler Liable for “Repulsive Harassment” of Employee

Yesterday, in May v. Chrysler Group, LLC, the Seventh Circuit upheld a jury verdict in favor of a factory worker who endured years of racial and religious harassment, including frequent death threats and slashed tires. After the jury rendered its verdict, including $3.5 million on punitive damages, the trial court granted a new trial on...
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The Supreme Court will Face a New Sexual Harassment Issue

The new term for the Supreme Court, beginning in October, will include a case about when a company is liable for a supervisor’s sexual or racial harassment.  The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the following question: Issue: Whether the “supervisor” liability rule established by Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc....
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When harassment is too much to bear

In sexual and racial harassment cases, one of the most difficult decisions an employee can make is what to do when the employer is insufficiently responsive to complaints.  It’s safe to say that employers have all learned to parrot the lines “we take allegations of sexual harassment seriously,” and “racial comments are not tolerated in...
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