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Failing to Address Harassment Allegations Can Cost Employers

When it comes to sexual harassment allegations, no employer wants to find itself in the position an Indiana university was in during the 1990s, when a woman complained to a senior administrator that the school’s chancellor had groped her. “Oh, …

Former American Family Employee Awarded $20M in Punitive Damages

A Missouri woman who sued American Family Insurance for retaliation and age and sex discrimination has been awarded $20 million in punitive damages. Deborah Miller, 60, of Blue Springs, also was awarded $450,000 in actual damages on Friday by a …

Supreme Court to Hear Key Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case Next Week

The largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit ever will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court March 29, pitting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. against female employees who seek billions of dollars. The justices will decide whether the small group of women who began …