7th Circuit: Costco Must Account for Customer’s Harassing Conduct

Leave it to Costco to ensure even its litigation comes in bulk. Readers may recall that our March 2016 issue featured an article on an employer’s potential obligation to address nonemployee behavior to ensure an unruly customer or vendor isn’t creating a hostile work...

Be Careful How You Word Your Job Ads, or Risk Violating Title VII

A little-known and rarely litigated provision in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment agencies from printing or publishing “any notice or advertisement” that indicates “any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination, based on...

Retaliation – The Marcia Brady of Employment Law

If middle child Jan Brady from the TV show the Brady Bunch were an HR manager, she’d scream “Retaliation, Retaliation, Retaliation!” instead of “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” Just as poor Jan couldn’t get a break from hearing about Marcia’s general excellence—her hair...
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