Daily Archives: October 16, 2009

Simply Self Storage sued by EEOC for sexual harassment

The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Indiana-based Simply Self Storage for subjecting its female employees to a sexually hostile work environment that included inappropriate sexual comments, groping, and sexual assault by a male property manager who trained managers and associate managers.

“By showing indifference to complaints, this employer allowed a situation where a harasser was able to go from victim to victim with impunity,” said Laurie A. Young, regional attorney for EEOC’s Indianapolis District Office.  “Having an anti-harassment policy is not enough; an employer must enforce it as well.”

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Bad bosses cost South Gate city taxpayers $18 million in workplace discrimination lawsuit

The city of South Gate has agreed to pay $18 million to settle lawsuits filed by a group of sixteen police officers who said they faced racially motivated discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the job.

The police officers alleged that they were subjected to racial slurs and false internal affairs investigations, were unfairly disciplined and passed up for promotions.

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Study: Bosses who feel incompetent are more likely to bully their employees

Nathanael Fast, a management and organization professor at USC, led a research study that “found a direct link among supervisors and upper management between self-perceived incompetence and aggression.”

“Incompetence alone doesn’t lead to aggression,” said Serena Chen, associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley who helped author the study. “It’s the combination of having a high-power role and fearing that one is not up to the task that causes power holders to lash out.”

Bosses who are in over their heads are more likely to bully subordinates and create a hostile work environment. That’s because their own feelings of inadequacy trigger them to lash out at those around them.

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