Friday, April 27, 2012

WIRTW #223 (the “or are you just happy to see me” edition)

This has been a busy week in employment law land, with the EEOC protecting transgendered employees and announcing its long-awaited guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. Yet, the most tantalizing story of the week comes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where an unfortunately-named county employee, Bill Boner, was accused of sexual harassment. The Murfreesboro Post settled on the headline, Boner rejects sexual harassment allegations. Thankfully, is all over this story to bring you the unprintable headlines the The Murfreesboro Post rejected (really):

  • Boner Says Women Faking It
  • Female Workers Say Boner Intimidated Them
  • Boner Taking It Hard
  • Sticky Situation for Boner
  • Boner: “It’s Hard … on My Wife”
  • EEOC to Probe Boner

There’s nothing funny about sexual harassment. But, if you can’t giggle about this story, you’re in the wrong line of work.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations