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November 2012 Archives

Where others failed, 'Barker's Beauty' succeeds in gender discrimination suit

There are plenty of fans of the long-running game show "The Price Is Right" here in Detroit, so it's fair to assume that a few of us are aware that lawsuits by "Barker's Beauties," the female models who promote the show's prizes, are not uncommon.

Following up on CBS' possible ABA violation regarding Jennifer Esposito

In an earlier post, we told Detroit readers about how actress Jennifer Esposito was placed on leave from her TV show "Blue Bloods" after requesting a reduced work schedule because of complications from celiac disease.

Actor files lawsuit over employment contract

There are many fields of employment that tend to include employment contracts here in Michigan and throughout the country. One of these is the television industry, wherein actors and actresses often work under the terms of a contract that governs the compensation, severance and benefits that they will be entitled to earn while under employment.

Study: 'Passive' sexual harassment victims are 'double-victimized' at work

An interesting study has found that women who are sexually harassed are often "double victimized" by friends, coworkers and others who think that the woman somehow "asked for it" or did not do enough to prevent the sexual harassment from occurring.