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10 Things an Employer Needs to Know About Limiting Liability for Harassment in the Work Place

by Williams Mullen on

Have a clear, updated and effective policy prohibiting harassment based on all protected characteristics. This is a minimum requirement for avoiding liability for hostile work environment claims pertaining to...more

What now? 5 steps to take if your probe doesn’t corroborate harassment allegations

by FordHarrison on

The avalanche of complaints emboldened by the #metoo movement shows no sign of relenting, and many caught in its cross-hairs have been unceremoniously fired or forced to resign based on allegations of harassment. Of course,...more

Workplace Anti-Harassment Programs Urgently Need Overhaul – Ten Strategies for Success

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Workplace harassment persists despite the fact that it has been against the law for over three decades. The recent spate of high profile cases and the impact of “#MeToo” will result in more internal claims to employers, more...more

NYS Attorney General Issues Guidance on Preventing & Correcting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Genova Burns LLC on

On December 6, 2017, amidst the recent barrage of publicized sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations made against various news organizations, politicians, and Hollywood elite, New York State Attorney General Eric T....more

Time for employers to up their game for preventing workplace harassment

by McAfee & Taft on

Franken. Lauer. Spacey. Weinstein. Moore. And others. There is no question that in 2018 all employers will be facing growing harassment challenges. That means now is a critical time to assess the effectiveness of your policy,...more

The Basics of Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Posting

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In yesterday’s post, I talked about the basics of what is and is not “sexual harassment”. Continuing the theme of going back to the basics, employers in the Constitution State have certain posting and training requirements...more

[Webinar] Top 10 Steps Employers Can Take Today to Prevent and Properly Handle Sexual Harassment Claims - December 14th, 10:00am...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Sexual harassment has been against the law for decades, making the recent spate of high-profile claims dispiriting to say the least. The renewed spotlight on sexual harassment will result in more claims from employees, so...more

Sexual Harassment 2018: It Is Your Business

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Sexual harassment in the workplace (at least in most workplaces) has been unlawful for more than 30 years. Companies are required to post information about federal and state law (where applicable) identifying sex...more

The Office Holiday Party: Best Practices to Avoid Legal Trouble

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The holiday season is here, and employees are looking forward to celebrating with their family and co-workers. However, the office holiday party – an anticipated yearly tradition in many workplaces – has now become a cause...more

Could Congress Ban Arbitration Of Sex Discrimination And Harassment Claims?

by Fisher Phillips on

A bipartisan group of federal legislators has turned their attention to the sweeping revelations of sexual harassment in the American workplace by introducing a bill that would prevent employers from forcing claims of sex...more

Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Who’s Next?—Are you prepared for harassment allegations in your...

by Ruder Ware on

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not new. However, the rash of recent cases reported in Hollywood, Corporate America, and our Federal Government are shining a new spotlight on the issue. As an employer in Wisconsin,...more

Addressing Workplace Harassment in an Age of Heightened Awareness - Four Steps Employers Can Take Now

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The hashtag #MeToo started a long-overdue, nationwide conversation about sexual harassment. It is a source of strength for those who have suffered silently, and revelations about new high-profile harassment cases are emerging...more

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

Proposed Bill Would Prohibit Confidentiality in Sexual Harassment Settlement Agreements

In light of the sexual misconduct scandals that have dominated the news as of late, it was only a matter of time before proposed legislative responses would arise. Pennsylvania employers should take note of one proposed bill...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

Key California Employment Law Cases: October 2017

by Payne & Fears on

This month’s key California employment law cases involve disability discrimination claims and procedural issues related to workers’ compensation proceedings....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

Labor & Employment Newsletter - November 2017 - #MeToo? What Employers Need to Do

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Over the past few weeks, a spotlight has illuminated the recurring problem of unlawful harassment in the workplace. The increasing frequency of allegations within the halls of some of the country's most successful industries...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

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