More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuits

It was humming along, the major cable news network in America, raking in billions in profits. Now Fox News  has lost (forced out) its visionary chief executive officer, Roger Ailes, and its top star,  Bill OReilly, both accused of sexual harassing female subordinates for decades.  Fox  paid  Ailes and OReilly tens of millions in severance … Continue reading “More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuits”

Who is Responsible for NFL Bullying?

Now what? An independent investigation has concluded that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin  was bullied and harassed by team mates, forcing him to leave the team midway through the season. Ted Wells, an attorney who was retained by the National Football League to investigate Martin’s abrupt departure from the Dolphins last fall, concludes in … Continue reading “Who is Responsible for NFL Bullying?”

Bullying in the NFL Workplace

Even Football Players Hurt When Bullied It may seem rather silly that a participant in a sport that is so brutal that it causes its players to suffer brain damage would throw in the towel because of taunts and insults by teammates. But the actions of 6’5″, 315-pound Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, 25,  are … Continue reading “Bullying in the NFL Workplace”

NFL Settlement Raises Legal Question

What Did the NFL Know? The National Football League Thursday agreed to pay $765 million over 20 years to settle claims that it hid evidence about the dangers of head trauma suffered by NFL players. Should that end the matter? Of course not.  NFL players are employees.  Under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational … Continue reading “NFL Settlement Raises Legal Question”

Dealing with High Conflict People

Bill Eddy, on his informative blog, Mediate.com, which is geared toward professional mediators, says High Conflict People (HCP) often act as a result of a life-long mistaken assessment of danger.  He gives the following sage advice for dealing with HCP: 1) Reduce their Mistaken Assessment of Danger:  Try not to be emotionally threatening.  Make an … Continue reading “Dealing with High Conflict People”

New Federal Court Lobbyist – Restaurant Law Center

The restaurant industry is taking its cue from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce , which has been a remarkably successful behind-the-scenes lobbyist in the federal court system for years. The National Restaurant Association has launched a Restaurant Law Center to “protect and advance” the restaurant industry. In its first action, the Restaurant Law Center has … Continue reading “New Federal Court Lobbyist – Restaurant Law Center”

Age Discrimination in Employment Became More Visible in 2017

Victoria A. Lipnic, the acting chairperson of the EEOC, earlier this month called for a “thorough review” of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The chairperson of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Sen. Susan Collins, questioned why age discrimination is treated differently under the law than discrimination on the basis … Continue reading “Age Discrimination in Employment Became More Visible in 2017”

One of Top Workplace Blogs

Abuser Goes to Work.com has been named one of the top 75 workplace blogs on the Internet by Feedspot based on Google reputation and search ranking, influence and popularity, quality and consistency of posts.

The Sleeping Bear Awakens: The AARP Questions Legal Inequality of Older Workers

Something has poked the sleeping bear. An attorney for the AARP was quoted in The New York Times recently as stating that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 “may not be up to the task.” This represents a profound shift for the AARP, which has done little in recent years (if anything) to … Continue reading “The Sleeping Bear Awakens: The AARP Questions Legal Inequality of Older Workers”

EEOC & AARP: The Willfully Blind leading the Willfully Blind?

You can’t make this stuff up. The EEOC has announced that age discrimination will be a “special focus” of its major annual “training event” for employers  later this month to mark the 50th anniversary of enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The invited guest speaker is Jo Ann Jenkins, the CEO of the AARP, … Continue reading “EEOC & AARP: The Willfully Blind leading the Willfully Blind?”