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  • EEOC Wins Jury Verdict in Sexual Harassment Case against Costco

    Failure to Intervene Against Harassing Customer Created Hostile Work Environment, EEOC Charged - CHICAGO - A federal jury has awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of Costco Wholesale, Inc. who was harassed and stalked by a Costco customer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

  • 364 F.3d 54 (2nd Cir. 2004), 03-7409, Mormol v. Costco Wholesale Corp.

    ... employed at Costco in December 1999 and January 2000, she was sexually harassed by her manager, defendant John Ziermann ("Ziermann"), in ...        At the time of the alleged incidents of harassment, which we take as true, plaintiff was employed by Costco as a part-time ...

  • EEOC Sues Costco for Sex Discrimination

    Federal Agency Says Warehouse Giant Fostered a Sexually Hostile Work Environment When It Failed to Protect Female From Stalking Customer - CHICAGO -- Warehouse retail giant Costco violated federal law by fostering a sexually hostile work environment against one of its female employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed...

    . . Federal Agency Says Warehouse Giant Fostered a Sexually Hostile Work Environment When It Failed to Protect Female From Stalking ..., "All employers have a duty to protect employees from sexual harassment whatever form that harassment may take - whether it's lewd remarks, ...

  • EEOC’S Lawsuit Against Costco to Proceed

    Court Denies Warehouse Retailer's Attempts to Avoid Trial on Allegations Store Failed to Stop Customer from Stalking and Harassing Employee - CHICAGO - A federal district court judge ruled that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) claim that Costco violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to prevent a male customer from stalking and...

    ...'s claim it failed to protect one of its former employees from a sexually hostile work environment. The decision in EEOC v. Costco Wholesale Corp., ... evidence Costco failed to take reasonable steps to stop the harassment, noting that Costco waited more than a year to ban the customer from the ...

  • 558 F.3d 461 (6th Cir. 2009), 07-2103, Betts v. Costco Wholesale Corp.

    ... motion for judgment as a matter of law, in part because (1) the harassment suffered by Amour, Lewis, and Thomas was not sufficiently severe or ...In the context of sexual-harassment cases, there is a difference between these terms because " ...

  • 385 F.3d 210 (2nd Cir. 2004), 03-7366, Petrosino v. Bell Atlantic

    ... hostility took two forms: (1) persistent sexually offensive remarks and sexual graffiti that ... Petrosino's Complaints of Harassment .         Petrosino asserts that ...Costco Wholesale Corp., 364 F.3d 54, 57 (2d Cir. 2004) ...

  • 903 F.3d 618 (7th Cir. 2018), 17-2432, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Costco Wholesale Corp.

    ... hostile work environment by tolerating Thompson’s harassment. After the jury rendered a verdict in the EEOC’s favor, Costco. ... all) of his questions "in a sexual way." He asked. (often repeatedly) where she was from, what her ...

  • 445 F.3d 597 (2nd Cir. 2006), 05-4115, Schiano v. Quality Payroll Systems, Inc.

    ... all the circumstances, that "the harassment is of such quality or quantity that a reasonable ... her case as based both on quid pro quo sexual harassment and a sex-based hostile work ...Costco Wholesale Corp., 364 F.3d 54, 57 (2d Cir.2004) ...

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 091018 FED7, 17-2432

    ... harassment. After the jury rendered a verdict in the. EEOC's favor, Costco ... all) of his questions "in a sexual way." He asked. (often repeatedly) where she was from, what her ...

  • NLRB Announces Its First Formal Ruling On The Legality Of Social Media Policies

    ..., finding that the social media policy of Costco Wholesale Corp. is unlawful because it broadly ... statements, or comments reflecting sexual or racial harassment. The Costco opinion ...

  • 813 F.3d 298 (6th Cir. 2016), 15-5534, Smith v. Rock-Tenn Services, Inc.

    In 2010, plaintiff started work at defendant’s Murfreesboro plant and was informed about the company’s sexual harassment policy. Plaintiff observed Leonard “come up behind” another man, “grab[] him in the butt,” and then sniff his finger. Twice, Leonard came up behind plaintiff and touched him inappropriately; both times plaintiff warned him. A month later, Leonard came up behind him again, “gra

    ... jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff on his sexual harassment claim alleging a hostile work ...Defendant relies heavily on Betts v. Costco Wholesale Corp. , 558 F.3d 461, 472 (6th Cir. ...

  • Seventh Circuit Says Employer Liable for Customer Stalking Employee

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from workplace harassment. As most employers know, these protections apply not only to behavior by co-workers and supervisors but also to harassment by customers, vendors, and other third parties.

    ... 1964 protects employees from workplace harassment. As most employers know, these protections apply ... affirmed a $250,000 jury verdict against Costco based on claims by an employee that the company ...’s behalf, alleging hostile environment sexual harassment. . After the jury verdict, Costco ...

  • California Employment Law Notes -- November 2011

    IN THIS ISSUE: - Ninth Circuit Applies Supreme Court's "Rigorous Analysis" Test And Vacates Certification Of Class Action - Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 657 F.3d 970 (9th Cir. 2011) - Employee Failed To Prove Existence Of Severe Or Pervasive Sexual Harassment Brennan v. Townsend & O'Leary Enter., Inc. 199 Cal....

    ... Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 657 F.3d 970 (9th Cir. 2011). ... To Prove Existence Of Severe Or Pervasive Sexual Harassment. Brennan v. Townsend & O'Leary ...

  • When A Customer Harasses Your Employee – What Should You Do?

    As an employer, what do you do when one of your employees reports being sexually harassed by a vendor? Easy, right? You call the vendor’s boss and say, “If you want to continue doing business with us, then you will not send this person back to our company.” The vendor wants your business, so her answer is, “Sir, yes sir! Anything you say, sir! We appreciate your business!...

    ... when one of your employees reports being sexually harassed by a vendor?. Easy, right? You call the ... to address the employee’s claim of harassment, and it’s also the right thing to do. But it ... THE CUSTOMER ISN’T ALWAYS RIGHT. Costco got preliminarily nailed this week in a ...

  • New Year’s Resolution: Internal Investigation Tips For Retail Employers

    The first time you learn of an employee’s complaint probably isn’t the day your company is served with a lawsuit. In most cases, the alleged victim complains to the company first. While an initial internal complaint provides an opportunity to solve the problem and limit your legal exposure, all too often an employer drops the ball by not following a few simple steps.

    ...If the allegation is harassment (whether based on sex, race, or other ..., retaliation, gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination, and much more, ... Costco going to trial on sexual harassment/customer ...

  • THE FOOD WE EAT AND THE PEOPLE WHO FEED US.

    ... after account shows that wage theft, sexual harassment, and racial segregation pervade ..., by contrast, are more likely to shop at Costco or Wal-Mart and buy their coffee in a name-brand ...

  • Image is everything: corporate branding and religious accommodation in the workplace.

    .... Cloutier v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (208) provides the most in-depth ...'s Den: Religious Accommodation and Harassment in the Workplace, 25 EMP. Rel. L.J. 7, 7 (2000). ... person in terms of their ethnic, cultural, sexual and other identities is increasingly expected and ...

  • California Employment Law Notes - July 2015

    Employee's Inability To Work For A Particular Supervisor Does Not Constitute A "Disability" - Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Med. Found., 237 Cal. App. 4th 78 (2015) - Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked as a clinical assistant in Sutter's Shared Services Department. Higgins-Williams reported to her treating physician that she was stressed because...

    ... Independent Contractor Can Proceed With Sexual Harassment Claim Against City. Hirst v. City of ... Cifuentes v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 2015 WL 3932948 (Cal. Ct. App. ...

  • Customer Costs Costco $250,000 in Hostile Work Environment Suit

    Why it matters - Providing a valuable lesson for employers about liability for the actions of third parties, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit affirmed a verdict against Costco on behalf of an employee who was stalked by a customer. Dawn Suppo began encountering the customer in 2010 when he repeatedly came up to her and asked personal questions. When she saw him hiding behind displays,...

    ... against Suppo because of her sex by creating and tolerating a sexually hostile work environment. A jury sided with Suppo and awarded her ... implies a position inconsistent with our case law: that harassment must be overtly sexual to be actionable under Title VII,” the court ...

  • 679 F.3d 464 (6th Cir. 2012), 10-2554, Kalich v. AT & T Mobility, LLC

    ... Kalich to comments that constituted sexual harassment. AT & T removed the action to federal ... Betts v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 558 F.3d 461, 470-71 (6th ...

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and structural reform of the American workplace.

    ... most often deal with allegations of harassment and discharge. Next most frequent, but far less ... not in a case involving only charges of sexual harassment. However, the very idea of structural ...Costco Wholesale Corp., 285 F.R.D. 492 (N.D. Cal. 2012) ...

  • Fenwick Employment Brief - Spring 2017 Update

    ... Circuit Expands Title VII To Include Sexual Orientation Discrimination. In Hively v. Ivy ...Costco Wholesale Corp. (January 10, 2017), that the ... EEOC Proposes Anti-Harassment Guidance. Earlier this year, the EEOC issued a ...

  • The times are still a changin': technology's continued impact on labor and employment law.

    .... Technology and Harassment/ Retaliation/Discrimination Claims . In the ... assistant store manager sending frequent sexually charged text messages to a 20-year-old sales ...4th DCA 2015). . (27) See Cotton v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 12-2731, 2013 WL 3819974 at ...

  • Challenging Harassment in the Workplace: A Key Priority at the EEOC

    While EEO compliance remains an important objective for the employer community, minimizing the risk of facing a harassment claim has become a top priority. The weekly, and sometimes daily, headlines of new harassment allegations are ample proof of this. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • 643 F.3d 502 (6th Cir. 2011), 09-5564, Williams v. CSX Transp. Co., Inc.

    ... subjecting her to both racially and sexually hostile work environments. The district court ..., (2) she was subject to unwelcome harassment, (3) the harassment was based on race, (4) the ...          In Betts v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 558 F.3d 461, 466 (6th ...