U.S. Judge Dismisses Free Speech/Free Press Claim
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by pgbarnes
9M ago
The Selection Officer for the SSA says one reason he didn’t hire the plaintiff (me) is because she (I) wrote an employment law blog on workplace abuse. Chief U.S. District Judge Miranda Du of Nevada this week dismissed a claim in a lawsuit that I filed against the Social Security Administration (SSA), after it rejected ..read more
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A Note About abusergoestowork.com
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
Today, I have begun the process of migrating my content to my new Substack called InjusticeAtWork. I began this blog as a public service a decade ago and with the hope that my efforts would lead to positive change. But costs are rising and I will be happy to leave technical and security issues to ..read more
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Activision’s Great Deal
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
Activision Blizzard, Inc., the publisher of popular video games, allegedly tolerated a “frat boy” culture for years. California’s Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a lawsuit in 2021 alleging Activision executives knew about and failed to stop pervasive sexual harassment and then retaliated against women who complained. But that lawsuit was effectively blitzed ..read more
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Will Judge Jackson’s Impending Appointment Help Or Hurt Civil Rights?
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
The premier civil rights law in the nation makes it unlawful for employers to fail or refuse to hire any individual on on the basis of “such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, amid sit ins and marches, to ensure equal opportunity … The post Will Judge Jackson’s Impending Appointment Help Or Hurt Civil Rights? appeared first on When The Abuser Goes To Work ..read more
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Performance Reviews Should Assess Civility And Respect
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
A critical parameter is often ignored in management performance reviews – whether the manager treats others with civility and respect. A large body of research in the past decade has shown that managers who display bias or engage in bullying and emotional harassment are a parasitic drain on the battery of an organization. An abusive … The post Performance Reviews Should Assess Civility And Respect appeared first on When The Abuser Goes To Work ..read more
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Federal Judiciary Recognizes Civility And Respect In Its Workplace
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
The federal judiciary routinely hears (and often dismisses) lawsuits filed by workers who have suffered soul crushing disrespect, humiliation and abuse from an employer. This is one reason why the recommendations of The Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Group matter. The group this week re-committed to the promotion of an “exemplary workplace” for the 30,000 employees … The post Federal Judiciary Recognizes Civility And Respect In Its Workplace appeared first on When The Abuser Goes To Work ..read more
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Judge Dismisses Case Of Threats by Cognitively Impaired Man
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
A federal judge in New Hampshire recently addressed a Solomon-like case involving the right of a town to protect its workplace from threats and intimidation by a severely cognitively impaired man. The 20-year-old man, N.P., who has the cognitive ability of a six-year-0ld, was attending a municipal summer camp in 2019 in Meredith, NH, when … The post Judge Dismisses Case Of Threats by Cognitively Impaired Man appeared first on When The Abuser Goes To Work ..read more
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International Cisgender Day?
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
It may be time to rename International Women’s Day, which was organized in 1909 to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. Face it. The term “women” has fallen into disfavor. It’s discriminatory. According to the ACLU, the term “women” isn’t gender neutral. Women today must be called “cisgender” or “people with a … The post International Cisgender Day? appeared first on When The Abuser Goes To Work ..read more
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Judge Must Face Trial For Allegedly Obstructing Deportation
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by pgbarnes
11M ago
A federal appeals court has refused to dismiss a case in which a Massachusetts state court judge allegedly arranged for the escape of an undocumented immigrant who previously was twice deported and was suspected of narcotics possession and drunk driving. A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said … The post Judge Must Face Trial For Allegedly Obstructing Deportation appeared first on When The Abuser Goes To Work ..read more
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Huge Step Forward For Sexual Harassment Victims
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by pgbarnes
1y ago
Sexual harassers in the past managed to slither undetected from workplace to workplace, thanks to the anonymity offered by forced arbitration. But times are changing. President Joe Biden this week signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, landmark legislation that prevents employers from requiring workers to sign arbitration … The post Huge Step Forward For Sexual Harassment Victims appeared first on When The Abuser Goes To Work ..read more
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