WBEZ | Zev Eigen http://www.wbez.org/tags/zev-eigen Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Assessing codes of conduct in sexually charged workplaces http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-08/assessing-codes-conduct-sexually-charged-workplaces-87563 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-08/Tilted Kilt Chapendra.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Until recently <a href="http://www.tiltedkilt.com/" target="_blank">The Tilted Kilt</a> was making headlines for its business acumen. The restaurant chain has been growing steadily even through a recession.<br> <br> Now a manager of the Chicago Tilted Kilt is facing charges of sexual harassment. The complaint was filed by 10 current and former employees last week. Even before this news the chain’s policy of mini skirts and flirtatious servers didn’t sit well with some. Evanston, Illinois, <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/business/5093462-417/evanston-residents-object-to-proposed-tilted-kilt-restaurant.html" target="_blank">voted no to a Tilted Kilt location</a>.<br> <br> Does the chain’s adherence to a rather sexual atmosphere complicate the claims of sexual harassment? And what about other bad behavior on the job or in the spotlight? New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s Twitter activity may not be illegal, but it has raised eyebrows and ethical concerns on both sides of the aisle.<br> <br> Should this kind of conduct be regulated? And how, beyond the law, can we do so? To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to Northwestern University Law School's <a href="http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/ZevEigen/" target="_blank">Zev Eigen</a>. Eigen specializes in labor and employment issues; he also teaches management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management.</p><p><em>Music Button: Shooglenifty, "Scraping the Barrel", from the CD Radical Mestizo, (Compass)</em></p></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-08/assessing-codes-conduct-sexually-charged-workplaces-87563 Walmart may face largest sex-discrimination class-action lawsuit in history http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/walmart-may-face-largest-sex-discrimination-class-action-lawsuit-history <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-23/Walmart Getty Joe Raedle.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Walmart is the world’s largest retailer. And now it may face the largest sex-discrimination class-action lawsuit in history. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. The issue – whether or not the 10-year-old case was properly certified as a nationwide class action suit. What began with complaints from a few women could include more than a million past and present female employees of Walmart.<br> <br> To find out more <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>'s Alison Cuddy spoke to <a href="http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/ZevEigen/" target="_blank">Zev Eigen</a> of Northwestern University Law School. Eigen specializes in labor and employment law. He’s also an assistant professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management.</p></p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/walmart-may-face-largest-sex-discrimination-class-action-lawsuit-history