When A Workplace Investigation Finds Fault At The Top
A workplace investigation will sometimes find fault not only with the offending employee but with the same human resources administrators who may have called for the investigation.
USC received more than a year of questions about former medical school dean’s conduct before scandal broke
Four days after The Times published a story about drug use by the then-dean of USC’s medical school, the university announced it was moving to fire Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito and said it was “outraged and disgusted” by his conduct.
Radio Interview – On the heels of USC’s med school dean resignation, will the university’s brand hold up?
Ann Fromholz was interviewed on AirTalk KPCC (National Public Radio’s Los Angeles affiliate) regarding the resignation of University of Southern California’s medical school dean, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito. Puliafito is alleged to have had inappropriate conduct with students.
Fox’s Suddenly Swift Action on Harassment Claims: “The Pendulum Has Swung the Other Way”
Ousted Fox Sports exec Jamie Horowitz preps a lawsuit and Fox Business anchor Charles Payne vows to fight allegations of sex bias as the Murdochs adopt a “zero tolerance” policy in the wake of the Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly scandals and payouts.
More big firms hit with sex discrimination suits
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has become the latest of several national law firms to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit from a former employee alleging pay disparity between male and female partners and a lack of female partnership promotions.
Ann Fromhjolz Named Fellow to Top Employment Lawyers' Group
Top employment attorney Ann Fromholz, an expert workplace investigator, has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (COLEL).
Booze, Sex and Legal Drama: How the ‘Bachelor’ Scandal Could Reshape Reality TV
An allegation of sexual misconduct could put producers on notice that they’re responsible for contestant behavior on set, “even if it might make for great TV.”
What To Do When A Workplace Investigation Jumps The Tracks
Much like other types of investigations, a workplace investigation can unearth all kinds of unexpected information.
The “Dead Man’s Statute” isn’t Johnny Depp’s latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie
It’s a rule of evidence—adopted in many states, including New York—that could help 21st Century Fox attorneys mount an effective defense in the raft of sexual harassment suits it's facing...
How Roger Ailes' Death Could Complicate Legal Claims Over His Fox News Tenure
The internal investigation should be clear-cut, but lawsuits raise complex questions about hearsay.
Fox’s Handling Of O’Reilly Complaints — A Cautionary Tale
When a major star and moneymaker has a history of sexually harassing employees, the company may...
When do you need an outside investigator?
Many employee complaints can seem very sensitive. Lewd stares, blatant harassment, allegations of criminal...
Jeweler’s Handling of Employee Complaints Far From Sterling
Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers, recently saw its...
Harassment at work can take many forms
Businesses are under increasing scrutiny these days, whether it’s financial scrutiny, monitoring of conflict-of-interest issues...
Is Holder’s New Calif. Job Unconstitutional?
By hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as outside counsel, California may be signaling that it will take a...
When the Workplace Grievance is Too Hot to Handle
More and more often, employers receive employee complaints ranging from informal grievances of harassment...