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How Well Do Your Anti-Harassment Tools Work Overseas?

by Littler on

The 2017 tsunami of high-profile sex harassment allegations against politicians, entertainers and news reporters has employers rethinking their approach to eradicating workplace harassment. And this issue is global—the news...more

Will The “Spirits” Of The Holiday Haunt You? (Not Just Your Obligatory “Holiday Party” Blog Post)

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Over the next few weeks, we’re going to weigh in on the growing national debate around the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations. To date, no one seems immune from the allegations: celebrities,...more

November 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. November was no...more

Web Exclusive: 5-Step Plan To Address Growing Sexual Harassment Concerns

by Fisher Phillips on

For several months now, it seems that each new day has brought about a fresh round of reporting on yet another high-profile sexual harassment accusation. What started in October with substantiated allegations against movie...more

What to Do About #MeToo: Anti-Harassment Guidance for Employers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Now more than ever, employers must proactively assess their policies and training systems to lay the groundwork for appropriate organizational responses to sexual harassment allegations or complaints that arise among...more

Pennsylvania Federal Court Awards Damages in Sexual Orientation Harassment Case

In a first-of-its-kind decision in Pennsylvania, a federal district court awarded damages in a Title VII sexual harassment case based upon sexual orientation. In EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, the United States District...more

#MeToo: How Do Companies Avoid Being Next?

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Bill O'Reilly. Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. It seems that every day the news covers one more explosive incident of sexual harassment in the workplace, with many allegations indicating that the...more

What Happened?!? Five Reasons Why Your Sexual Harassment Training Isn't Working

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

Each day brings news about yet another sexual harassment claim against a high-profile and powerful man. Just to name a few in the broadcasting industry: Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Rose, and now Matt Lauer. As women continue to...more

Sexual Harassment And What Employers Must Do To Comply

The latest headlines confirm the 2016 findings published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that workplace harassment too often goes unreported. The EEOC reports that “approximately 70% of the individuals...more

New California Employment Laws – 2018

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

It’s time once again for the annual roundup of new California employment laws. Since we’ve discussed many of these laws when they were enacted, I’m including links to those earlier discussions....more

How Prevalent is Harassment in Organizations?

by Murtha Cullina on

Recently it seems that we are constantly learning about another high profile individual who has allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct/harassment in the workplace. These disclosures beg the question of how prevalent is...more

#MeToo

by Dentons on

Since the publication of the damning New York Times article in which allegations of sexual harassment were made against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, more than 30,000 women have joined the “#MeToo” campaign. Originally started...more

#MeToo: Addressing allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace and shaping company culture

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

Sexual harassment claims are making headlines at an unprecedented rate, with new allegations being made nearly every day. Just this week, NBC News announced that it fired Matt Lauer, the face of the Today Show for over two...more

A Call to Action—Stamping Out Workplace Harassment

by Blank Rome LLP on

“This” isn’t just about Harvey Weinstein, Roy Jones, Kevin Spacey, Al Franken, Matt Lauer, or others in the news. “This” isn’t just about politicians, Hollywood, and the media. “This” is a real problem in workplaces across...more

The Law on Harassment is Simple: Businesses Must Condemn It

by K&L Gates LLP on

An extraordinary cultural shift is playing out in the media. Sexual harassment leads our news feeds and has done for months. Originally published in The Australian Financial Review - November 30th, 2017....more

Don't Believe Everything You Read.

A boss who grabs an employee's breasts without her consent is indeed guilty of sexual harassment. Two law professors co-wrote an article that appeared in yesterday's New York Times with the headline, "Boss Grab Your...more

An Employer’s Resolutions for the New Year – A Mini-Series from the Employment Matters Blog.

Resolution #1: Don’t let your Workplace be the Next Headline: Review and Refresh your Non-Harassment Policies and Training. Welcome (almost) to the New Year: a time of renewal, a fresh start, a clean slate, and a time to...more

Revisiting Your Sexual Harassment Policy During the #MeToo Uprising

by Littler on

Unlawful sexual harassment, long a problem in the workplace, has become the most visible employment issue in corporate America. Victims of sexual harassment are emboldened to speak up, as they should. ...more

Confidentiality and Sexual Harassment Claims – Will New Laws Limit Settlement Agreement Language?

In the recent wave of sexual harassment cases against public figures, it has come to light that women were paid large sums of money to keep their harassment allegations private, thus allowing their harassers to continue their...more

Matt Lauer Too? Unlike Cats, VIPs No Longer Have Nine Lives

by Carlton Fields on

Accusers of Harvey Weinstein were catalysts for an important national dialogue on sexual harassment. Weinstein’s company reportedly knew of his behavior and settled multiple harassment claims against the former mogul. By all...more

EEOC Scores Victory in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In recent years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has increasingly focused its enforcement initiatives on prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Now, the agency has a concrete...more

WHAT NOW? The Sexual Harassment Scandals, And What Employers Can Do To Protect Themselves And Their Employees

Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Charlie Rose. Louis C.K. Roy Moore. Al Franken. John Conyers. The list grows daily. Women and men are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse, and some of the allegations...more

What Louisiana Employers Need for an Effective Harassment Policy

Workplace harassment is one of the many problems that Louisiana employers may encounter. The national media has recently published several stories concerning high-profile cases of sexual predation and harassment. In addition,...more

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Court Says Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

Last November, we explained the decision in the case of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C., from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. There, the...more

Oh No, Not You (Again): Serious Enforcement Of Harassment Policies Is Absolutely Necessary

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

During the past several weeks, it seems that every day has featured new allegations of sexual harassment involving celebrities, politicians, and others in positions of power. These allegations invite a question to...more

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