Workplace Violence & Harassment

texting

Texting Indecent Photos to Supervisor = Just Cause to Fire Longstanding Employee

Should an employee with 30 years of service and a clean disciplinary record lose his job for texting photos of his genitals to a female supervisor? The union acknowledged tha

prank

Safety and Pranks Don’t Mix

Sunday is the first of April, April Fool's Day. Its origins are uncertain, but this unofficial holiday is a time for pranks, jokes and hoaxes. Beware of what you see, read an

casual employee

Casual Employee Fired for Complaining of Work Harassment

A casual employee contended that it was no coincidence that she stopped getting work assignments and eventually lost her job after filing “respectful workplace” complaint

domestic violence

What Happens at Home Does Not Always Stay at Home

Here’s a difficult topic for you: family violence, also known as domestic violence or domestic abuse. What does it have to do with work safety? There are actually a couple

revenge porn

Defendant’s Bankruptcy Doesn’t Stop Female Employees’ Revenge Porn Lawsuit

Imagine the horror these female employees must have experienced when the police notified them that somebody had secretly videotaped them in the ladies’ room at work and pos

assaulted

Court to Union Worker: Your Case Is for the Arbitrator, Not Us

A service station attendant assaulted a government highway officer. The officer blamed his co-workers for provoking the confrontation and failing to protect him; he blamed hi

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