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Employer Who Failed to Protect Employee From Racist Customer to Face Trial

An employer’s duty to protect its employees from racial or sexual harassment on the job isn’t limited to harassment committed by supervisors or co-workers.  In some circumstances, an employer can be liable for harassment committed by customers, vendors, or other people an employee might encounter in the workplace, if the employer exercises sufficient control over [...]

Constructive Discharge

What is a “constructive discharge”? A constructive discharge is a legal concept meaning that even though an employee has resigned, the law will treat the resignation as an involuntary discharge so long as the employee quit because of intolerable discriminatory or retaliatory working conditions. Here, “constructive discharge” means, “it’s as if” the employee were discharged. [...]