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SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION

At a time when public safety agencies are grappling with a number of highly publicized issues with substantial legal liability and community relations implications, the issue of sexual harassment and gender discrimination should not be lost in the shuffle.  A [...]

By |2018-07-09T13:50:05-04:00June 9th, 2015|Legal updates|

PROBATIONARY OFFICER TERMINATIONS AND LEGAL LIABILITY

In May of 2014, a probationary deputy with the Bay County, MI Sheriff’s Office receives a $480,000 settlement after filing his lawsuit claiming First Amendment retaliation was the cause of his dismissal. In November of 2013, a probationary corrections officer in Yellowstone County, MT receives a $100,000settlement [...]

By |2018-07-09T21:33:10-04:00July 9th, 2014|Legal updates|

DISCRIMINATION BASED ON MILITARY SERVICE

A recent decision rendered by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, Murphy v. Radnor Twp. [i], illustrates the significance of a federal anti-discrimination statute enacted in 1994, the intent of which is to protect current and former members of the military [...]

By |2018-07-10T12:45:47-04:00March 27th, 2014|Legal updates|

THE TOXIC EMPLOYEE AND SEPARATION AGREEMENTS

Within public safety agencies across the country, a small percentage of employees generate the overwhelming majority of stress in the workplace. These are an agency’s toxic employees. Toxic employees are those who can be so manipulative and problematic that other employees [...]

By |2018-07-10T12:51:33-04:00February 22nd, 2014|Legal updates|
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