Tag: Sexual Harassment

AFGE Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against its National President

By on October 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against its National President

AFGE has issued a public statement in response to sexual harassment allegations made against its national president, J. David Cox.

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AFGE President Accused of Sexual Harassment

on October 28, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE President Accused of Sexual Harassment

Ten people have described witnessing or experiencing inappropriate behavior by J. David Cox, the national president of AFGE. He denies the allegations but will take a leave of absence during an investigation according to the union.

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What a Difference a Day Doesn’t Make

By on July 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
What a Difference a Day Doesn’t Make

A VA employee, removed for conduct unbecoming after planting an unwanted kiss on a co-worker, ended up before the appeals court in an unsuccessful challenge.

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Unwelcome Sexual Contact Leads to Removal

By on September 27, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Unwelcome Sexual Contact Leads to Removal

Inappropriate conduct of a romantic nature by a female VA employee toward a male employee led to her removal.

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Locker Room Behavior — Pants Dropping, Sex Banter — Merits Demotion

By on November 29, 2011 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled the U.S. Postal Service was justified in demoting a supervisor to a non-managerial position after he consistently made inappropriate comments and, at one point, dropped his pants at work.

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The Ever Evolving Definition of Sexual Harassment

By on February 18, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An appeals court recently issued an en banc decision finding the U.S. District Court of for the Northern District of Alabama erred in granting summary judgment in a sexual harassment case where the harassment was not directed specifically at the plaintiff.

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D.C. Circuit Holds That Employees Should Report Sexual Harassment Promptly

By on October 25, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The recent buzz about David Letterman’s affair with a staffer has brought issues of workplace sexual harassment back into the limelight. For federal employees, a recent court decision makes it important for employees to report harassment promptly.

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“Flirtatious” Behavior and a Last Chance Agreement Lead to Removal

By on October 30, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An employee of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs signed a “last chance” agreement and waived his appeal rights in order to be reinstated as a federal employee with the agency after having been charged with using government computers for sending “obscene material.” The agency invoked the agreement several months later and fired him and another federal employee case headed to the courts.

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