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Be My Valentine! – BUT First Please Review and Sign Below

by FordHarrison on

Executive Summary: This Valentine’s Day, employers across industries were reevaluating their workplace dating and sexual harassment policies. Various surveys show that 40 percent of workers date or have dated co-workers. ...more

Employment Matters – UK, Featuring Topics on Sexual Harassment, Surveillance, Perceived Disability and Injury to Feelings Claims

It's Just Banter, Right? Living in this 'post Weinstein' world, the recent President's Club scandal has sparked efforts to bring the law in England and Wales into line with #metoo movement. Please see full Newsletter...more

Been Harassed? Vote Yes. How Unions Are Leveraging #MeToo To Organize Female Workers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Union organizers are increasingly embracing the #MeToo movement as an organizing tool, claiming that unions are the key to eliminating gender inequity and sexual harassment in the workplace....more

How Should Employers Respond to #MeToo?

by Cozen O'Connor on

The #MeToo movement started as a wave of press coverage exposing long-suppressed stories of sexual harassment and exploitation in Hollywood. That movement, however, has now gone far beyond Harvey Weinstein. ...more

EEOC Sues SMX Staffing Company for Sexual Harassment

Male Supervisor Harassed Female Workers, Demanded Sex and Exposed Himself, Federal Agency Charges - ST. LOUIS - An international staffing company violated federal law when it allowed a manager at a Kansas City, Kan.,...more

Responding to #MeToo: Black Dresses, White Roses and Legislative Initiatives

In the months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there have been countless efforts to raise awareness of workplace sexual harassment. Actresses donned black dresses at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month to promote...more

Challenging Harassment in the Workplace: A Key Priority at the EEOC

by Littler on

While EEO compliance remains an important objective for the employer community, minimizing the risk of facing a harassment claim has become a top priority. The weekly, and sometimes daily, headlines of new harassment...more

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Forms New “Work-Related Sexual Violence Team”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In further demonstration of how law enforcement is being faced with new challenges in light of the recent attention paid to work-related sexual violence, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., just announced a new...more

Plastipak Packaging Will Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Plastics Manufacturing Company Fired Materials Handler Because She Complained About Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charged - BALTIMORE - Plastipak Packaging, Inc. will pay $90,000 and furnish significant equitable...more

Littler Global Guide - Sweden - Q4 2017

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Swedish Labor Court Clarifies Employer’s Obligation to Investigate Claims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency - The Labor Court recently tried a case regarding...more

Me Too? Time for All Employers to Update their Anti-Harassment Policies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Sexual harassment has been headline news for many months now. It is almost impossible to go more than a few days without the headlines reporting another high-profile resignation or firing due to harassment allegations....more

Employment Defense: It’s Raining Complaints

by Lewitt Hackman on

If you missed recent news regarding the #MeToo movement – welcome back from outer space! The Me Too movement has been sweeping the U.S. and the world since October 2017, encouraging women and men to speak up about sexual...more

Time’s Up: I am woman, hear me roar

by FordHarrison on

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight,...more

How to Maneuver Through #MeToo and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment has become more highly scrutinized in recent months and with the #MeToo movement, we expect this issue to be more prevalent going forward. Below we have outlined some best practices to help companies put...more

The Dialogue: The Shifts That #MeToo Are Creating in the Workplace

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

After a break for the holidays, my long-running discussion with Nina Pirrotti, an employee-side attorney, returns. Nina is a partner at the law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald and Pirrotti, where she represents...more

Indi’s Fast Food Restaurant to Pay $340,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Female Employees Subjected to Egregious Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charged - INDIANAPOLIS -- Louisville, Ky.-based restaurant chain Indi's Fast Food Restaurant, Inc. (Indi's) will pay $340,000 to 15 former female...more

GEO Group to Pay $550,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Class of Female Staffers Abused at Private Correctional Facilities, Federal and State Agencies Charged - PHOENIX - The GEO Group, Inc., operator of the Central Arizona Correctional Facility (CACF) and Arizona State...more

Lawmakers Take Aim: Will #MeToo Curb Nondisclosure or Arbitration Agreements?

by Littler on

In 2017, the #MeToo movement highlighted the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, toppling prominent figures in numerous fields. Sexual harassment has been unlawful for decades, of course, yet this vexing problem...more

Best in Law: Four Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid a #MeToo Situation - BB&K Attorneys Joseph Ortiz and Tristan Kirk Write for...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

With revelations about high-profile sexual harassment cases are emerging weekly in the wake of the #MeToo movement, a long-overdue conversation about harassment has begun. Workplace harassment is a current and serious problem...more

Bojangles’ To Pay $15,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Transgender Employee Subjected to Gender Identity Harassment Then Fired for Reporting, Federal Agency Charged - RALEIGH, N.C. - Bojangles' Restaurants Inc., a North Carolina corporation operating a chain of fast food...more

Rocky Mountain Casing Crews to Pay $70,000 For Sexual Harassment

North Dakota Company Subjected Male Employee to Hostile Work Environment Because of His Sex and Sexual Orientation, Federal Agency Charged - MINNEAPOLIS - Rocky Mountain Casing Crews (RMCC), a Wyoming company that...more

5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as women and men have come forward to report sexual harassment by high profile public figures. Media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the...more

Common Mistakes Employers Make in Handling Complaints of Sexual Harassment

Other parts of this series have covered the proper affirmative steps to take to prepare for, investigate and respond to charges of sexual harassment. It is equally important to address the opposite set of concerns. What is it...more

Insights From The Trenches: Proven Strategies To Combat Harassment In 2018 From Seyfarth Shaw At Work (SSAW)

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the last in a three-part series addressing sexual harassment in the workplace, we asked Philippe Weiss, Esq., Managing Director of Seyfarth Shaw at Work, to share insights from the front lines, that can...more

7 Tips for Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations in the Workplace

The drumbeat of press reports about sexual harassment in the workplace over the last few months has increased awareness among employees that workplace harassment is illegal and actionable, leading employers to brace for an...more

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