Did the Baltimore Ravens Goof Up Document Preservation?

The Baltimore Ravens currently are under investigation for claims that management knew about but took no action relating to former player Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident. In a similiarly less-than-proactive vein, the Ravens reportedly failed to send out a document preservation letter until two weeks after the investigation was announced. The Ravens, like all parties… More

Navy’s Blue Angels Commander Reprimanded for Supporting Hostile Work Environment

According to published reports, the former commander of the celebrated Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, a group often thought of as the face of the Navy, was recently reprimanded after an investigation indicated he failed to stop sexual harassment and condoned and participated in other inappropriate workplace behavior. The 63-page investigative report released by the… More

Harassment by Third Party Just as Serious as Harassment by Employees

Think you are off the hook because your employee is complaining that a vendor or a client harassed her?  Think again.  The Fourth Circuit (covering Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia)  recently ruled in Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp. (4th Cir. 2014) that employers are liable for a third party’s harassment of its… More

Clipper’s Owner Controversy Highlights Importance of Investigation

UPDATED When professional basketball team owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape making racist remarks about African Americans, the NBA commissioner followed the correct procedure.  He conducted a timely investigation and implemented a punishment he thought appropriate to the violation —a lifetime ban from the game and $2.5 million dollar fine.  While you may or… More