Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Publication Notice: Litigating the Workplace Harassment Case

With Marlene Heyser as editor, the Torts Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the ABA published Litigating the Workplace Harassment Case last week (November 24th).  There is a chapter that I authored entitled, “Damages Issues in Title VII Cases:  Plaintiff’s Perspective.”  

Many thanks to all who assisted, including Dianne Avery, Catherine Fisk, Ellis B. Murov, Meredith Moore Hayes, Margaret J. Grover, Michelle A. Reinglass, J. Randall Patterson, Anna Y. Park, Angela Morrison, Luis Antonio Cabassa, Maureen S. Binetti, Christopher W. Hager, Gregory B. Noble, Kenneth M. Willner, Andrew B. Rogers, Sandra R. McCandless, Matthew K. Fenton, Stephanie Dutchess Trudeau, Jonathan E. Shook, Susan G. Fillichio, Michael Biek, Stuart Miles, Silvia L. Garcia, Marian H. Birge, Nadia P. Bermudez, Shane Loomis, Harriet E. Cooperman, Matthew L. Salm, Wayne E. Pinkstone, James H. Kaster, Steven Andrew Smith, Jennifer G. Hall, Mary E. Stumo, Holly M. Robbins, Julie M. Giddings, William R. Amlong, Roxella T. Cavazos, Alisa B. Arnoff, and Andrea E. Scheele.

Other chapters in the new book include “Workplace Harassment:  Policies and Investigations,” “Defense Perspective:  Responding to a Charge or Complaint,” “Defending the Alleged Harasser,” and “Litigating and Resolving Harassment Cases under the EEOC’s Administrative Processes.”

I highly suggest you get your copy as soon as possible.  It’s available for pre-order here. 

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Burqa and the UPS / FedEx Plane Terror

Buried in the UPS / FedEx cargo plane bomber story is apparently the fact that the person (maybe a female) who, impersonating a young lady, a Ms. Hanan Al-Samawi, appeared at one or both of the express shipping offices.  I noted Ms. Al-Samawi’s picture in one of the papers yesterday, and she was dressed in a burqa.  It made me wonder if the impersonator was dressed in a similar fashion.  If so, my bet would be that certain European countries, France and others, who have been considering and in some instances passing legislation to ban the public wearing of such garb, may now have a much stronger case based on what may have occurred in Yemen.  Earlier this year we blogged on President Sarkozy’s push in France to ban the Muslim veil.  And, in August, we blogged on the Third Circuit affirming a workplace head scarf ban.  Of course, if you ban the burqa, do you ban the Hasidic’s overcoat?  The Mormon’s temple garments?  The Scot’s kilt?  What about the Catholic nun’s habit?  We live in interesting times.

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