Episode 19 – Don’t Throw the Feces of Deceased People in the Workplace

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So, you think you have a crappy job?  We’re willing to bet it’s not as crappy as this whisteblower’s job in a crematorium.  (Warning-if the title of this episode creeps you out, you should really listen to whatever NPR is offering this week).  A plastic pumpkin leads to an arrest and a case of workers’ comp…

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Episode 18 – The Nurse Capades on Ice

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This one is for the recruiters! Marc and Dennis discuss several cases on how recruiters/employers get themselves into legal hot water with hiring. The DOL does an audit and uses math and statistics to bust someone for discrimination in hiring. Another employer failed to promote an employee based on his national origin and religion. Queens bakery…

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Episode 17 – One Boob Grab Gets the Whole Company Kicked Out

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Our first of what is presumably many update episodes! The Supreme Court denied certiorari in Consol Energy v. EEOC, a case we discussed in Episode 1. This is the case where a coal miner employee was fired after objecting to using a hand ID scanner because it would be marking him with the biblical sign…

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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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