Step-by-Step Guidance for Sexual Harassment Litigation
Sexual harassment litigation frequently combines high stakes with challenging facts. Settlements and awards can be large, but witnesses rarely exist, sensitive personal issues can surface, differing federal and state laws regularly overlap, and on-the-spot advice is frequently required. Careful and effective advocacy is essential to success.
Affordable help is available. Elizabeth Hubbard’s Litigating Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination Cases leads you step-by-step through problem areas like these:
- Sidestepping statute of limitations traps
- Assessing client’s claims and injuries
- Avoiding removal to federal court
- Opposing summary judgment motions
- Deposing harassers
- Deposing and examining experts
- Proving “he-said, she-said” cases
- Admitting and excluding sensitive evidence
Litigating Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination Cases is loaded with useful forms, charts, and checklists that will save you drafting time and help you avoid costly mistakes. You receive sample pleadings, client intake checklists, deposition questions, workplace prevention policies, and much more. Each form is provided in easily removable, full-page format, and on the free companion forms CD.
- “A related and developing area of the law involves the employer’s liability for sexual favoritism. The EEOC Guidelines on this issue provide that.…” p. 16
- “Retaliatory acts by an employer’s management personnel can form the basis for a number of tort claims, e.g.…” p. 35
- To assess the reasonableness of your prospective client’s expectations, ask “If we can get your job back, with any back pay, and have the harasser fired or transferred, would that be enough for you?” p. 75
- “Be very cautious about cases where the client acknowledges participating in the very conduct of which she now complains. Derrico v. Pinkerton’s Inc., ….” p. 86
- “Consider drafting the complaint and sending it to the employer along with your letter and deadline date to be contacted. It will at least insure that the issue goes up a few notches in the hierarchy.” p. 93
- “If you plan to name any individual defendants in the civil complaint, you should also name those persons in the administrative charge. Failure to name a defendant in the administrative complaint may result in….” p. 97
- “Damages on a defamation claim may be based on elements other than injury to reputation, such as….” p. 111
- 3 reasons why you should consider stipulating to a Rule 35 examination. p. 124
- “Take precautions to insure that your client is not exposed to unreasonable intrusions into her or his privacy during a mental examination. For example, you may want to stipulate that your client will not be administered.…” p. 125
- “The MMPI , which is frequently given by psychologists, contains 566 true/false questions, many of which are objectionable as violative of your client’s right to privacy. See Soroka v. Dayton Hudson Corp. ….” p. 125
- 11 questions to ask every expert in a sexual harassment case. p. 142
- Remember when deciding whether to depose the examining doctor that the plaintiff waives any privilege she or he may have regarding the testimony of “every other person who has examined the [plaintiff] ….” FRCP 35(b)(2). p. 147
- 6 grounds for opposing motions for summary judgment, with supporting authority. p. 150
- 13 situations in sexual harassment cases when you should bring a motion in limine, with citations. p. 154
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