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The Glass Ceiling

Jon Allison

Jon Allison’s Monday Blog

Congratulations to Hillary Clinton on becoming the first woman to be a presumptive nominee for a major political party in this Country. I would not wish for my daughter to ever be President. That said, as a father raising a daughter it’s important to me that my daughter believes that all opportunities are open to her if she chooses to pursue them. She’s only 9 now, but kids begin learning about Presidents by that age in school and she is well aware there has never been a woman who was President. I’m not sure whether someone pointed that out to her or if she noticed on her own, but she’s aware. Kids get a lot of input about what they can’t do and/or aren’t expected to be able to do. Clinton’s achievement sends a powerful message about what can be done.

Hillary Clinton clinches Democratic presidential nomination – CNN.com

Hillary Clinton: Madam presumptive nominee – The Economist

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Fines For Failing To Post Notices About Illegal Discrimination Increased

Jon Allison

Jon Allison’s Monday Blog

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is increasing the fine for failing to post required Federal nondiscrimination notices to $525 per violation starting July 5, 2016. Every employer that is covered by Federal discrimination laws is required to post notices in prominent and accessible places where notices to employees and applicants are typically maintained describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability and genetic information. The current fine per violation is $210. Despite the fine, employers continue to violate the posting requirements. 2010 saw the highest number of violations in the last 10 years. Employees who are unsure of their rights should be able to locate and review these notices. If your employer has not complied with the posting requirements, speak up.

EEOC Doubles Fine for Poster Violation – HRWatchdog

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The Bathroom Videotapes

Jon Allison

Jon Allison’s Monday Blog

Last week Achiote’s, a Mexican Restaurant located in Southern California, settled a sexual harassment suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving a manager secretly using his cell phone to videotape male workers going to the bathroom. The victims of the videotaping complained. One called the San Diego police. An Assistant Manager with Achiote’s was charged with disturbing the peace in connection with the videotaping of his coworkers in the bathroom. However, according to the lawsuit, the restaurant retaliated against those who complained by cutting their hours. The lawsuit followed. Retaliation against employees who have complained of sexual harassment is illegal. If you believe you’re experiencing harassment at work, talk to an employment attorney about your rights.

Restaurant Settles EEOC Suit Over Secret Bathroom Videos …

Waiter Reports Secret Bathroom Camera, EEOC Sues …

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UPS Hit With $5.3 Million Dollar Verdict In Hostile Work Environment Case

Jon Allison

Jon Allison’s Monday Blog

Last Thursday a Fayette County, Kentucky jury awarded eight African-American men $5.3 million dollars in a hostile work environment case against UPS. The plaintiffs worked for UPS in Lexington, Kentucky. At trial, evidence was presented that the plaintiffs were routinely subjected to racist comments, including the n-word, jungle bunny and porch monkey. Evidence was presented that an effigy of an African-American UPS driver was hung from the ceiling for four days. The men went to Human Resources several times to complain but things did not improve. Instead, for some, things got worse. The jury found that UPS retaliated against 2 drivers who complained by having managers conduct extended “ride alongs” as a subtle form of intimidation. The lawsuit was filed in 2014. Trial began April 4, 2016. The jury deliberated about 8 hours before rendering the verdict against UPS.

Kentucky jury awards $5.3M in UPS discrimination lawsuit …

Lexington UPS Employees Awarded $5.3 Million In Damages

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Deadline TODAY to file for Duke settlement

Randy Freking

If you paid an electric bill to Duke between 2005 and 2008, the deadline to file a claim is today. Residential customers could receive payments of $40 to $400 and commercial customers could receive up to $6,000 each. “It takes less than five minutes to make a claim on the website, and customers do not need to find the notice that was mailed to them,” said Randy Freking. Follow this link to file. To find out more read this article in The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Tune into WLW at 4:45 today to listen to Randy Freking talk about this case and what it means for Duke Energy electric ratepayers.

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