BWS Update | March 2017

BWS Update | March 2017

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Bradley Hunt, Attorney at Law
There have been several high profile claims of workplace sexual harassment in the news lately, most recently with a claim by a former engineer at Uber that her manager sexually harassed her. Claims of sexual harassment must be taken very seriously by employers, who can be held accountable if the behavior of a harasser is ignored. In the case of Uber, the CEO just hired a third-party to investigate the claims.

What is Sexual Harassment?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex.” Read more…

Senior Games Rock!

Whether you live in Davidson or Guilford Counties, if you are 50+, there is a Senior Games & SilverArts event for you.

In Davidson County, the games are presented by Davidson County Senior Services in conjunction with Davidson County, Thomasville, and Lexington Parks and Recreation Departments. Events run from April 24 through May 12 and include 18 different sports and 8 performing arts, literary and art categories. You may pick up applications at the Davidson County, Lexington and Thomasville Recreation Departments and the Senior Centers in Thomasville and Lexington or request an application via email from Sarah.Richards@DavidsonCountyNC.gov or by calling (336) 474-2755. The entry deadline is March 31.

The Greensboro Games are presented by the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and run from April 4 through May 12. Registration is closed, but you are welcome to come out and support the athletes!

4ALL Service Event 2017

A FEW COMMENTS FROM TOM HULL, NC BAR ASSOCIATION, ABOUT THE MOST RECENT 4ALL SERVICE EVENT …

The total number of calls in Greensboro increased about 250, from 1,526 in 2016 to 1,780 this year…….
a 17% increase ….
The REAL NEWS story is that every caller was a human being who had an important legal question that was LISTENED to by a concerned lawyer. Over and over we heard that people were so appreciative that someone cared about them and was willing to listen and help them a little bit or maybe a LOT.
Tom Hull, North Carolina Bar Association
*Attorney Ryan McNeill was one of those concerned lawyers. Thank you, Ryan, for your service!