Ninth Circuit Decision Reminds Employers of Need to Promptly and Effectively Address Complaints of Workplace Harassment

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In a recent decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reminded employers that simply having a policy against workplace harassment is not enough. Employers also need to promptly and effectively address complaints of workplace harassment, consistent with their policies, in order to avoid liability for hostile work environment sexual harassment.

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