5 Tips To Keep A Jury On The Employer's Side In A Bias Trial

Law360, New York (October 26, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Employers accused of perpetrating acts of sexual harassment and discrimination must be able to defend against scandalous allegations without making the jury think they are being bullies. 

Some sexual harassment suits against an employer turn on salacious allegations of sexually charged speech and inappropriate touching, such as the claims at the center of a former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP associate's now-settled suit against a firm partner. Similarly, race bias suits can feature charged claims like those of black steelworkers who sued employer Nucor Corp. for allowing behaviors such as prominently displayed nooses, the circulation of racist emails and a white employee...

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