Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Episode 41 – The Raving Racist Customer is Always Right

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What should a hospital do when a patient insists on a female doctor?  A Muslim therapist?  A white nurse?  Marc and Dennis break down the legal issues that arise when a customer demands service based on gender, religion or in some cases, race. What if your religion forbids you from shaking hands with the opposite sex?…

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Episode 35 – The Dark Ages of Deoderant

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Some people work for peanuts, other people won’t work in a workplace with peanuts — Marc and Dennis explore a disability lawsuit where peanuts figure quite prominently. Dennis tells an international tale with an interesting defense to a sex harassment claim. And Marc tells an uplifting tale of workplace body odor and how a social…

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Episode 34 – Proofread and Don’t Shoot People

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Holy punitive damages, Batman!  Marc tells Dennis about the biggest employment case verdict in Massachusetts history. An FBI agent goes off half-cocked (not a euphemism). Trigger warning (no pun intended):  penis tattoos figure heavily in today’s episode.  (Link has profanity and somewhat not safe for work.)

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Episode 31 – The Hamslinger

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When is it okay to discriminate against gay folks?  (Hint: never.) When is it okay to call someone the C-Word?  (Hint: never.) When is it okay to throw sizzling hot ham in a coworker’s face? (Hint: rarely.) We discuss these issues and  more in this very special episode of the Hostile Work Environment, featuring special…

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Episode 22 – Hate to Break it to You, But I Think You’re an Anti-Semite

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Marc and Dennis talk about Jewish Holidays, a clever segue into an epic tale of antisemitism, intolerance, the internet, poor choices, and lard pie crusts. They break down an equally epic live twitter stream of a workplace investigation. Finally, can dead people sue you (without rising from the grave or any of that Twilight nonsense)? …