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