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Employer – Employee: Sexual Harassment – Hostile Environment – Severity Of Conduct

Anderson v. Family Dollar Stores of Arkansas, Inc. (MLW No. 59617/Case No. 08-3061 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Hansen, J.) Where a retail store manager sued her employer for sexual harassment, the manager did not show ...

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Woman claims Chuck E. Cheese mascot groped her

A local woman is saying things aren’t just all fun and games at Chuck E. Cheese. Jennifer Sorbello has filed suit in St. Louis County Circuit Court against the restaurant alleging that its mascot “Chuck E. Cheese” sexually harassed her. Sorbello claims that the restaurant’s employee William Thigpen, who was dressed as the mascot, groped her while she was at Chuck E. Cheese’s South County location.

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‘Excessive’ punitive damages reduced against Dollar Rent-A-Car

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reduced the punitive damages in one of the largest jury verdicts of 2007 to less than 25 percent of the original $500,000 award. The court upheld Terri Wallace’s jury verdict against Dollar ...

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Employer – Employee: Sexual Harassment – MHRA – Employer’s Policy

Herndon v. City of Manchester (MLW No. 58873/Case No. ED91175 – 12 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Norton, J.) Even though a police department, which was a defendant in a sexual harassment case, had a valid anti-harassment policy ...

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Employer – Employee: Sexual Harassment – Hostile Environment – MHRA

(1)Where an employee brought claims of hostile environment and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act, the case of Daugherty v. City of Maryland Heights provides the standard for surviving summary judgment on both types of claims and the burden-shifting ...

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