Episode 16 – A Crazy Sexist Pig

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The show notes are pretty basic this week… First, our British prank story. And here’s some great advice about managing pranks in the workplace. Last, here’s some additional information about the sexist ALJ overturned by the NLRB for being a sexist ALJ. And really, we can’t do this to our listeners enough.  

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Episode 15 – Not Entirely Peaches and Cream

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Many thanks to Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady for joining us! A new way to report workplace harassment and misconduct. No, not him. We mean this new chatbot, Talk to Spot! Last here are the two cases we discuss: Nelson v. James Knight, DDS Edwards v. Nicolai Also, as usual… Follow us on Twitter!…

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Episode 14 – Santa Comes and Murders the Group with an Axe

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Many thanks to our good friend Dan Schwartz of Shipman and Goodwin for joining us to discuss bad romance. His Connecticut Employment Law Blog is the grand-daddy gold standard of employment law blogs. F-M-L-A or Fem-La?  Acronym vs. Initialism. The debate of the century! Merry Axemas to all, and to all, a merry Axemas! SUBMIT YOUR STORIES…

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Episode 13 – Clean the Trailer (While Wearing a French Maid’s Costume)

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The case of Jennifer and Dan is Westendorf v. West Coast Contractors of Nevada, Inc. Our case of the vacationing FMLA non-abuser is Jones v. Gulf Coast Healthcare. Only two days left to buy HWE tees and mugs. Get them NOW. Patreon. We still don’t cover our expenses every month. Please support us. Every $…

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Episode 12 – So far outside the bounds of decency…

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We discuss Ellingsworth v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, and consider whether sexual orientation claims can be covered by federal discrimination laws. And, our esteemed Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced last year that the federal government now takes the position that civil rights laws don’t protect transgender employees. But…based on the Farrier case, it seems the judicial…

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Episode 11 – Aquagirl

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Hey hey peeps. First off, we sincerely apologize for the sound quality of this episode. We’re not sure what happened, but I suspect it has something to do with Dennis’s 1997 laptop with the Intel 386 processor. Now, I know that you love hot dogs. And despite Ann and Dennis’s objections, Rutt’s Hutt really is…

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Episode 10 – I Mean Bombthrowing Figuratively, Of Course

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Ann Fromholz joins us. She’s the bomb. Like, seriously. If you’re in California and need help, you should hire her. We discuss the Damore v. Google complaint. It has plenty of words, but actually feels more like a picture book. And still somehow has less substance than most children’s books. Also, you’ve all been bitching…

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Episode 9 – Rainforest Fresh Completely Clashes with Spice Island

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We discuss what may be the worst ADA claim ever — about body odor — from our friends Jon Hyman and Suzanne Lucas. Also, Oregon and New Jersey — Marc’s adopted and native states, respectively — each have plenty to be embarrassed about. Like gas. And, as always, we include a listener submitted story. This time,…

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Episode 8 – Phallus, with Accoutrements

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Steven was sued by Brenda for unpaid overtime, even though she never worked for him. So messed up. Oh, the wheel penis in the sky keeps on turning, don’t know where I’ll be tomorrrrrrow… (Who doesn’t love Journey?) Seriously, here’s the article about the phallic-shaped sky-writing, photos included. Also, have you visited our sponsor, us?…

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Episode 7 – Asbestos is Bestest

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Everyone loves a Bad Santa.  We have two for you… One is a department store Santa with a thing for his elven helpers. The other is a Santa who moonlights as a Navy Admiral with an unfortunate penchant for Fireball Whiskey. We went to the far distant history books for a third Santa story, from…

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