Daily Archives: October 11, 2009

Former employee sues Halliburton for sexual harassment and hostile work environment

In a hostile work environment lawsuit filed against Halliburton, former employee Catarina Rose claims that she “was subjected to egregious sexual harassment and intimidation by male coworkers and supervisors” on an almost daily basis. 

Rose also alleges that she was sexually assaulted by a male coworker, who was allowed to return to his job after being suspended for a few days.  This assault allegedly became a joke among coworkers at Halliburton, who called her derogatory names and told her things like “I’ll make it so hard on you out here that you’ll quit.”

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Spanish Supreme Court rules that companies cannot fire you for swearing at your boss

The Supreme Court in Catalonia, Spain has ruled on behalf of an employee who was fired for calling his boss “loco” (crazy) and a “hijo de puta” (son of a bitch).

The employee’s outburst apparently occurred after the man became frustrated about not being paid his monthly expenses by the gas installation company where he worked.

The judge, who ruled that the employee’s insults are common and no longer socially unacceptable as they were decades ago, ordered the company to either return the man to his old job or pay him €6,500 as compensation for firing him.

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