Tag Archives: Sexual harassment

Sixth Circuit Affirms That Failure to Timely and Thoroughly Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims May Be Expensive

In Smith v. Rock-Tenn Services, Inc., the Sixth Circuit reminded employers that claims of sexual harassment are not just limited to victims of the opposite sex.  The panel upheld an award of $300,000 based on claims of sexual harassment from a male employee about unwanted physical contact by a male co-worker.  Despite his complaints, the company … Continue Reading

Decrying Gamesmanship, the Sixth Circuit Affirms Application of Judicial Estoppel to Bankruptcy Petitioner

In a ruling that puts bankruptcy petitioners on notice of the perils of “gamesmanship,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that, where a petitioner asserts a position before a bankruptcy court contrary to that later asserted before a district court and where she had a motive to act in bad … Continue Reading