EEOC Lawsuit Challenges Sexual Harassment at Davis Typewriter Company
MINNEAPOLIS - A Worthington, Minn., office furniture and office supply company violated federal civil rights laws by permitting its operations manager to create a sexually hostile working environment against one of its female employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.
When it dismissed a federal lawsuit last week, the U.S. District Court for Maryland made it even harder for workers with poor credit histories and past criminal convictions to find a job. Civil rights advocates hope the decision is not a bellwether for similar cases pending around the country.
Tuesday June 25. 2013 , the Supreme Court handed down decisions in two little-watched cases: Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwestern Center v. Nassar. Both cases erected new hurdles for those who experience workplace harassment or discrimination.
The ‘offshoring’ movement had a profound deleterious effect on the U.S. job market. Entire industries such as electronics, textiles, toys and shoes shifted to China. Consequently, traditional blue collar manufacturing jobs dramatically shrank in number. Employment in manufacturing declined from 32% of the workforce to about 9% at present. The question then arises if some of these jobs will return to the U.S.