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  • Mavericks Fire HR Director for Failing to Rein in Hostile Work Environment

    Date:
    February 26, 2018

    The Dallas Mavericks basketball team fired its head of human resources in the wake of a Sports Illustrated report detailing a hostile work environment in its front office. The report cited numerous complaints of a sexually hostile work culture by current and former staff members, both male and female, who pointed to the team's HR department as part of the problem.

  • Hugs May Create Hostile Work Environment, 9th Circuit Rules

    Date:
    March 2, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may give rise to a sexually hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case is a reminder of the boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate workplace conduct.

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