Monday, September 29, 2008

Brooklyn Hospital Nurses' Aide Sues for Sexual Harassment

See 6M sex harass suit by nurse's aide, NYDN, 9/29/08, at 23

-Lutheran hospital nurse Hunt-Frelow claims fondled at work, told to wear looser clothes, files $6M lawsuit

Sunday, August 31, 2008

ESPN Makeup Artist Lawsuit Forced to Arbitration

See ESPN stars Crawford, Paige off hook in sex-harass suit, NYDN, 8/30/08, at 24

-SDNY judge Koeltl says Ragone signed mandatory arbitration clause and must take groping and propositioning charges to arbitration

Saturday, August 16, 2008

NYC High School Teacher Sues DOE over Sexual Harassment by Students

See "Teacher sues DOE over harassment by students," The Chief-Leader, 8/15/08

-Williamsburg School of Legal Studies teacher claims school principal did nothing to respoond to her complaints-profanity, sexual slang, taunting and rubbing against teacher Reel

Sex harassment suit at New York Times

See Sex suit at Times, NYP, 8/19/08, at 19

-copy editor suspended 2 weeks for inappropriate behavior towards 33 year old newly hired man

Saturday, May 31, 2008

NYS to Pay Nearly One Million to 23 Pregnant Correction Officers Denied Workers Compensation Paid Leave Status

See "State to Pay $972G to 23 Pregnant COs Denied 'Comp' Rights," The Chief, 5/30/08, at p. 1

-COs had been transferred from 6 mos paid workers comp leave to unpaid maternity leave

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Women Still Face Demeaning Treatment in Science and Technical Fields

See "Diversity isn't rocket science, is it?," NYT< 5/15/08, at G2

-SET professions science, technology, engineering
-63% harassed, 53% dismissed by men; 51% no mentors; 41% need to be available 24/7
See "Woman wins a settlement over her bathroom ouster," NYT, 5/14/08, at B3

-NYC West Village restaurant Caliente Cab booted woman from bathroom who looked like man

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Uma Thurman's stalker convicted of aggravated harassment

See "Uma freak's guilty thrill," NYP, 5/7/08, at 9

-Jack Jordan likely to get 6 months in jail, cleared of 2 aggravated harassment charges

Thursday, May 1, 2008

NY Federal Judge Dismisses Employee Sexual Harassment Suit against United Nations Based on International Immunity

See "UN sex suit dismissed by judge," NYP, 5/1/08, at 30

-employee had accused former refugee chief Lubbers of sexual harassment, but Judge Robert Sweet found international organization UN immune from employment-related issues

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

UPS sued for sexual harassment at Queens facility

See UPS PICKS UP $16M SEX SUIT, NYP, 4/21/08, at 15

-41 year old Denise Rivera claims supervisor spread false rumors and left vulgar messages on cellphone, then demoted and terminated

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Citigroup settles gender bias class action involving 2500 female brokers for $33 million

See "Citi pays 33M in bias suit," NYDN, 4/5/08, at 27

-Smith Barney successor also will appoint diversity monitor and industrial psychologist to monitor changes-company did not fairly assign accounts and bonuses to female brokers as well as training and sales support

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Law Law Review Article Regarding Harassment on University Campuses

In case you or your readers are interested, I have just posted on SSRN a new article that addresses higher education law. Specifically, my article argues that harassment typically falls outside of the scope of the First Amendment.

I would be delighted to hear your comments.

Kenneth L. Marcus
Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America
and Visiting Professor of Public Affairs
Baruch College School of Public Affairs
The City University of New York
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
New York, NY 10010

Office Location: 137 East 22nd Street, Room 403

Phone: 646-660-6989
Fax: (646) 660-6701

View my research on my SSRN Author page:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Maryland woman awarded $1 million in sexual harassment case against car dealership

See "Jury awards $1 million for sexual harassment," Frederick News-Post, 3/6/08

-service advisor wins emotional damages against Atlantic Automotive Corp. after complaining about sexual harassment and after being terminated on pretext of lateness

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More women staying at work longer and returning faster to workforce after pregnancy

See "Shifts in Pregnancy and Work," NYT, 2/26/08, at A11

-80% work to last month of pregnancy, 55% return to work within 6 months, sharp contrast to 1960s

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Duke lacrosse players strike back by suing university in federal court for giving credence to rape allegations

See "Duke athletes sue school, city for emotional distress in rape case,' amny, 2/22-24/08, at p. 6

-claim emotional distress in federal lawsuit based on harassment over false rape case against 3 Duke lacrosse players

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Woman Sues Golf Club in Massachusetts for Failing to Let Her Play in Men's Tournament

See "Barred from men's only event, woman sues public golf club," NYT, 2/19/08, at D1

-Elaine Joyce sues Cape Cod golf club

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mineola LI school aide claims sexual harassment against administrators

See "$7M sex suit by LI school aide," NYP, 2/13/08, at 25

-school aide claims deputy sup't said he could have her and supt used profanity against women

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Skadden attorneys in trouble for blogging about hottest associate at law firm

See "Attys' rank prank," NYP, 2/13/08, at p. 9

-article about 2 associates blogging about contest to determine best looking female lawyer at the firm rebuked by firm

Friday, February 15, 2008

Former University of Washington equipment mgr gets sexual harassment lawsuit reinstated against University, former football player

See "Sex discrimination suit reinstated," NYT, 2/13/08, at D6

-explaining appeals court decision reinstating case against former player Roc Alexander and University for failing to address his rape of her

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Manhattan executive returns to work after sexual harassment verdict against Concepts in Staffing

Check out "$1M comeback after harass", NYP, 1/2/08, at p. 7, re Sydney Nurse returning to executive job with headhunting firm Concepts in Staffing even after winning $1.2 million sex harassment suit against her employer

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

MSG Settles Sexual Harassment Suit with Rangers Cheerleader


"Avoiding the potential of a second embarrassing sexual harassment trial, Madison Square Garden has settled a federal lawsuit brought by a former New York Rangers cheerleader who had accused executives of making unwanted advances. After refusing a settlement deal with a former Knicks team executive when she accused coach Isiah Thomas and MSG of sexual harassment, the team and the Garden endured an embarrassing trial. MSG eventually entered a $11.5 million settlement with the executive."