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Resignation: Harassed Out of My Job

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: OR Hello. I use to work as a lead at a call center. My landslide started late last year when this other co-worker who has major social issues and really had something against me. He told me once he could, "Teach me how to manipulate women". I felt that was an inappropriate thing to say especially in front of two young ladies. I told a supervisor of this and the manager got word of it. She came in early (I worked graveyard and never...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor


Supervisors: Harassed Out of My Job

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: OR Hello. I use to work as a lead at a call center. My landslide started late last year when this other co-worker who has major social issues and really had something against me. He told me once he could, "Teach me how to manipulate women". I felt that was an inappropriate thing to say especially in front of two young ladies. I told a supervisor of this and the manager got word of it. She came in early (I worked graveyard and never...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor


Memories of Thanksgivings past: Clemency campaign collaborator ended his life after a terrible crime

Keri Blakinger has an awesome Twitter-thread about spending Thanksgiving in prison. Go read it. She's amazing.This made me wonder, perhaps for the first time, whether I'd ever published Thanksgiving-themed commentary on Grits. Out of 9K+ posts, I found just two: One was an account of a Thanksgiving meal at a Texas youth prison in Giddings back in '07. The second, in 2011, was a complaint about President Barack Obama's then-chintzy clemency record (it improved dramatically in his second term), cr...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, Justice Department, Henry, Austin Texas, Pete, Keri, Gritsforbreakfast, Pardon Power, Ruckman, Peter Ruckman, O Henry, Keri Blakinger


UK pledges £50m 'to end female genital mutilation by 2030'

Money will go to grassroots programmes across Africa in bid to protect millions of girls currently at risk of being cutThe UK government is to invest £50m in an attempt to end female genital mutilation by 2030, claiming it is the biggest single investment to tackle the issue by an international donor.The money, announced on Friday, will go to grassroots programmes working to stop the practice across Africa, where prevalence is highest. Penny Mordaunt, international development secretary, said th...
Tags: Health, UK, Africa, Women, Society, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Fgm, Penny Mordaunt, Department for International Development (DfID, Female genital mutilation (FGM


Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24, 2018, is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. We encourage everyone to go out tomorrow and shop at their local Rothco retailers in support of these local businesses. Rothco believes in giving back to the community and this is a great opportunity to help these small retailers get recognized. Shopping locally not only supports our local economies but also promotes thriving communities. So be sure ...
Tags: Military, Rothco, Rothco NY, Shoplocal, Dealerlocator, Giveback Community, Rothcodealers, Smallbusinesssaturday


Companies running 'inadequate' UK care homes make £113m profit

Critics call on firms to use wider income to address ‘terrible indignity and neglect’Some of the country’s worst care homes are owned by companies that have made a total profit of £113m despite some of the vulnerable people they are supposed to look after being neglected, it can be revealed.An investigation by the Guardian has found that companies owning homes that care for elderly people with dementia, disabled people and those with learning difficulties – and have been rated “inadequate”, the ...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Disability, Autism, Social Care, Guardian, Dementia, Older people, Care Quality Commission, Learning disability


Revealed: Companies running 'inadequate' UK care homes make £113m profit

Critics call on firms to use wider income to address ‘terrible indignity and neglect’Some of the country’s worst care homes are owned by companies that have made a total profit of £113m despite some of the vulnerable people they are supposed to look after being neglected, it can be revealed.An investigation by the Guardian has found that companies owning homes that care for elderly people with dementia, disabled people and those with learning difficulties, and have been rated “inadequate”, the l...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Disability, Autism, Social Care, Guardian, Dementia, Older people, Care Quality Commission, Learning disability


OpEd: On Speaking Against Evil and #IStandWithImamNick

On Friday, Oct 26th, I noticed a post on my feed from FACE containing the video of a khutbah of Imam Nick Pelletier, titled “Speak Against Evil.” The video soon became a sensation on my Facebook feed and the hashtag #IstandwithImamNick started to appear repeatedly. Although I fully support the premise of protecting our children and standing up for what is right, I have found it hard to categorically make the statement #IstandwithImamNick. I do stand with Imam Nick as a fellow imam and support hi...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Texas, Leadership, Opinion, New York City, Religion, Uncategorized, US, America, Georgia, Society, Pakistan, Islam, Child Abuse, Prophet


More online sales tax collection this holiday shopping season, but few expect it to dampen cyber sales

The post-Thanksgiving shopping ad inserts, stacked at left, consumed more newsprint than my local newspaper in which they were stuffed! Welcome to the first holiday shopping season after the U.S. Supreme Court's Wayfair decision. That ruling last June OK'ed states' efforts to collect sales tax from companies even if they don't have a physical presence, aka nexus, in the locales. Some states were champing at the bit and quickly enacted or tweaked laws mandating at least some sellers, gener...
Tags: Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Business, Taxes, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Boston, Online Shopping, Web/Tech, South Dakota, Sales Tax, Nexus, Jeff Bezos, Nrf


Gambling App Fails to Create Binding Terms of Service–Wilson v. Huuuge

I’ve blogged about the Big Fish gambling case before Judge Leighton. He declined to order arbitration in that case, finding that Big Fish waived its right to arbitrate by extensively litigating the case. Judge Leighton is hearing some other similar cases, and he recently declined to send those cases to arbitration, finding that plaintiff was not reasonably on notice. (This post focuses on Judge Leighton’s ruling in the Huuuge case, but there’s another case involving Double Down Interactive where...
Tags: Law, California, Washington, Court, E-commerce, UPS, Meyer, Terms Of Service, Ticketmaster, Wilson, Benson, Eric, Barnes, Mason, Adelson, McLeod


Noticing California Gov Jerry Brown's recent robust approach to clemency

The Marshall Project earlier this week had this notable account of the outgoing California Gov's clemency history under the headline "The Jerry Brown Way of Pardoning."  Here is an excerpt from this piece: Unlike President Donald Trump, who has focused attention on cases brought to him by fellow celebrities and on political allies, Brown’s clemency decisions focus on people facing what the governor seems to view as systemic injustices.  They are often timed to coincide with Catholic holidays, a...
Tags: Law, California, Ap, United States, Catholic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vietnam, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Brown, Marshall Project, Gray Davis, Evan Westrup, Douglas A Berman, Walter Earlonne Woods, San Quinton


Full Stigma Of Revocation Avoided Due To Bipolar Disorder

An attorney's demonstrated bipolar disorder justified allowing him to resign from the Bar notwithstanding his misappropriation of nearly a half a million dollars. The Law Society of Ontario Tribunal Hearing Division accepted his resignation. There is no dispute that Mr.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Law Society of Ontario Tribunal Hearing Division


Sapphic sensation: the rise of the lesbian story on and off screen

Creation and authentic depiction of same-sex relationships on film and TV goes mainstreamThe latest TV show to make waves online and ripples around office water coolers, Julia Davis’s Sally4Ever, features an explicit lesbian sex scene in its opening episode. In Killing Eve, Jodie Comer, playing a contract killer, tells Sandra Oh, a UK intelligence officer: “I masturbate about you a lot.”And there is more more same-sex screen time around the corner. Disobedience, in cinemas at the end of the mont...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, UK, Television, Keira Knightley, Film, Virginia, Women, Life and style, Society, Culture, Television & radio, LGBT rights, Julia Davis, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Rachel Mcadams


Zhores Medvedev obituary

Soviet scientist who exposed the use of psychiatric hospitals to silence dissentZhores Medvedev, who has died aged 93, was an outstanding geneticist and microbiologist. In 1970, after using underground publications to denounce political repression and the manipulation of science in the Soviet Union, he was forcibly detained in a psychiatric hospital. Other leading critics of the system, the physicist Andrei Sakharov and the writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well as western colleagues, protested ...
Tags: Europe, Russia, US, Society, World news, Psychiatry, Britain, Communism, Roy, Soviet Union, Andrei Sakharov, Medvedev, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Zhores Medvedev


Black Friday Deals Are Here

Bowhunt or Die Black Friday Deals are here! Save big on all new hats, t-shirts, hoodies and... Read more... The post Black Friday Deals Are Here appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, Bowhunting Blog


President Trump and The Prince of Doom

911, what is your emergency? Countless journalists and others have dedicated substantial portions of the recent two years screaming that President Trump would start a war. All this time later -- we were all supposed be dead by now -- Trump has utterly failed at starting a war beyond Twitter. But now, the latest great hope for Trump war rests on the brutal murder of a Saudi citizen by Saudi citizens almost certainly ordered by King Tut himself, probably while sitting in a gold jacuzzi wit...
Tags: Featured, Putin, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, US, America, Turkey, Thailand, Military, Pakistan, Paris, Brazil, Merkel




"I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame," said Hillary Clinton.

"'I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message — we are not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support — because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic,' she said.... Mrs. Clinton’s remarks to The Guardian drew criticism and a dose of surprise from an array of scholars, pro-immig...
Tags: Europe, Music, Law, Angela Merkel, Immigration, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hillary, Clinton, Democratic Party, Mrs Clinton, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Hillary goes away


Biglaw Holiday Decision Tree: Do You Have To Work The Friday After Thanksgiving?

How can you tell if you need to be working on Black Friday?
Tags: Black Friday, Infographics, Thanksgiving, Law, Biglaw, Work/Life Balance, Holidays and Seasons


"A Wisconsin legislator who is also a firefighter ripped the state Department of Natural Resources for persuading his department to rescue a deer stranded on a frozen lake...."

"Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow... said he would fire the [DNR] warden tomorrow if he could for 'being complicit in putting firefighters at risk, over a stupid deer.'... 'This is a complete embarrassment and a joke,' tweeted Jarchow.... The DNR posted a glowing statement about the incident on its website Tuesday. The release praised Warden Jesse Ashton for organizing a team of wardens and local firefighters to rescue the deer, saying, 'Those little hooves are no match for slick surfaces!... Teamwo...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Survival, Deer, Dnr, Department of Natural Resources, Adam Jarchow, Ann Althouse, Jesse Ashton


The ABC executive who said "Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show" is now leaving ABC.

I'm reading "Channing Dungey, First Black Entertainment Executive at a Major Network, Is Leaving ABC" (NYT).Ms. Dungey was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year — an unusual spot for the publicity-shy executive — when the network made the sudden decision to cancel its biggest hit, “Roseanne,” after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet....Terrible journalistic style to say "a racist tweet" instead of something like "a tweet that many people decried as racist." Tell the facts....
Tags: Law, Abc, Journalism, Times, Roseanne Barr, Burke, Roseanne, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Dungey, Race And Pop Culture, Karey Burke


"Jiang Jinfu has bravely admitted domestic violence, facing the problem directly. He’s a good man. Support, encourage, applaud. This is not easy."

From "A Chinese Actor Admits Hitting a Woman — and Some Take His Side" (NYT).“No matter what the reason is, I should not have raised my hand,” Mr. Jiang wrote on Monday, hours after Ms. Nakaura posted the photos of herself and suggested that he was responsible. Many Chinese internet users roundly condemned Mr. Jiang. But others said he had been brave to admit what he had done....“Some people say there’s no excuse for beating someone like that, but if what this woman did was true, doesn’t she des...
Tags: Law, China, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Weibo, Apologies, Jiang, Ann Althouse, Jiang Jinfu, Ms Nakaura, Nakaura


Care package: the French postal workers helping lonely older people

New service allows customers to pay for postal workers to check on their elderly relatives Nicolas Dezeure drove his yellow post van up the winding single-track road, past fields and olive groves, to an isolated stone house at the top of a hill. Outside the front door, an elderly woman raking fallen leaves welcomed him like a long-lost friend.“It’s lovely to see the postman as I don’t usually see anyone else all week,” said Janine, 81, as Dezeure handed her a tax bill and an envelope addressed t...
Tags: Europe, France, Society, World news, Older people, Loneliness, Janine, Nicolas Dezeure, Dezeure


CBS Thanksgiving football humor: QB Alex Smith "broke his drumstick last week."

Damn.. CBS lowkey disrespected Alex Smith.. #CHIvsDET pic.twitter.com/5oBo0FixHH — Matthew Abu Demeke (@MD3___) November 22, 2018 Smith badly broke his leg in a game — with the break and his suffering witnessed by the television audience. Is it all in good fun to talk about him in turkey terms? Lots of that's-not-funny criticism on social media, but I wonder if it's coming from people who like to watch football, which is a spectacle that entertains (in part) by showing us men daringly risking...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Football, Cbs, Smith, Roseanne Barr, Alex Smith, Roseanne, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, Era of That's Not Funny, Matthew Abu Demeke


Home Office tried to deport 300 skilled migrants under terrorism law

Teachers, doctors and lawyers among those wrongly forced to leave UK under security rulesThe Home Office has wrongly tried to force at least 300 highly skilled migrants to leave Britain under an immigration rule designed primarily to tackle terrorists and those judged to be a threat to national security, government figures show.The figures, revealed in a governmental review of its use of the controversial 322(5) provision, also suggest that up to 87 highly skilled migrants – including teachers, ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Home Office


Friday round-up

At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that “[i]n a rare moment of direct criticism, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked President Trump on Wednesday for the president’s description of a federal judge who ruled against his asylum policy as ‘an Obama judge,’” and that “[w]ithin hours, the president fired back on Twitter, launching an unusual conflict between the executive and judicial branches.” At AP, Mark Sherman reports that “[b]efore now, it has been highly unusual for a president to sin...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Nbc News, Ap, New York Times, Npr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Round-up, Mark Sherman, Lyle Denniston, John Roberts, Robert Barnes, Roberts


Gerry Adams given permission to appeal against 1970s convictions

Lawyers can reopen cases relating to attempted IRA jail breaks during the TroublesThe former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been granted permission to appeal to the supreme court to challenge his convictions for attempted IRA jail breaks at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.Three justices at the UK’s highest court have agreed to his lawyers’ request to reopen the cases, which relate to his internment in what was then Long Kesh detention centre in the early 1970s. Continue reading....
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, UK News, Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin, Ira, Gerry Adams, Long Kesh


Trump says he might close the border with Mexico — "The whole border. I mean the whole border."

"And Mexico will not be able to sell their cars into the United States where they make so many at great benefit to them — not a great benefit to us, by the way. But at least now we have a good new trade deal with Mexico and with Canada. But we will close the border. And that means that Mexico is not going to be able to sell their cars into the United States until it’s open. But we’re going to either have a border or we’re not. And when they lose control of the border on the Mexico side, we just ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Mexico, Canada, Hillary Clinton, United States, Trump, Schumer, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and immigration, Grabien News


The God Pod.

The Herald reports:A Muslim civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a regional jail in Virginia, alleging that the jail has set up a Christians-only unit dubbed the “God Pod.”The Council on American-Islamic Relations says officials at the Riverside Regional Jail have set aside a housing pod exclusively for Christian inmates who promise to live in accordance with the Bible. The group says the Christian pod violates the Constitution by favoring one religion over others.The law...
Tags: Prison, Law, Virginia, Christianity, Muslim, Herald, Establishment Clause, Ann Althouse



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