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Workplace Harassment Guidance

The Sexual Harassment Scandals are a Watershed Moment but We’ve Had Those Before

by NAVEX Global on

The fact that sexual harassment continues to dominate the headlines hopefully foreshadows some fundamental changes in how organizations identify and deal with this insidious cultural failure. And we all have something to...more

Harassment Stops With You

As we are sure you are all aware, the issue of harassment in the workplace has dominated the headlines for the past two months. It seems like every day a new story is published with respect to allegations of workplace...more

You Can’t Delegate Ethics on the Issue of Sexual Harassment

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There is no denying the alarming scope and prevalence of workplace sexual harassment. For the past several months, it seems not a day goes by without news of another troubling example of egregious workplace behavior. ...more

NLRB Changes Standard for Employer Handbook Rules

Earlier this week, we wrote how the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) gave an early Christmas present to employers by overturning the employee-friendly “joint employer” standard announced in 2015. This, however, was not...more

I-23- Stunning End-Of-Year NLRB Developments: An Extensive Interview With Former NLRB Associate General Counsel Barry Kearney

by Cozen O'Connor on

Thought 2017 would end quietly? The month of December has seen several stunning decisions by the NLRB which impact Obama-era precedent, and which will impact employers and employees going forward in 2018. Joining this episode...more

Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions & Recommendations for 2018

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Once again it’s time for our annual review of trends and events that will impact ethics and compliance programs in the year ahead. Since our last review twelve months ago, business, societal and political events have...more

Santa’s Naughty List Continues to Grow

Well, the sun came up again today and, naturally, we woke up to more headlines involving sexual harassment in the workplace. This time, three on-air commentators from the NFL Network have been suspended due to allegations of...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

I-21 – Sexual Harassment (Still), Political Tweeting, and Intersectional Discrimination

by Cozen O'Connor on

Good faith and timing means everything in employment law. This episode of Employment Law Now provides an update from DC, discusses questions employers should be asking in today’s climate of troubling sexual harassment news,...more

Another One Bites the Dust

Matt Lauer, a staple of morning television, was terminated by NBC today for sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in the workplace. While the details have yet to emerge, it appears that NBC acted quickly to end Lauer’s...more

C-Suite Employment Contract Clauses Companies and their Boards Must Consider in the Wake of Weinstein

by Bowditch & Dewey on

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has struck a nerve in American society and empowered individuals to speak out about sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. The nation appears to be at a tipping point, with...more

[Webinar] What’s New for California Employers for 2018: Employment Law Developments and Trends - December 13th, 10:00am PT

by Payne & Fears on

This one-hour session, geared toward human resources professionals and in-house attorneys, will cover legal changes impacting California employers, including a discussion of new laws, enforcement trends, and "hot topics" in...more

Anti-Sexual Harassment Training: What Works and What Doesn't

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Last week, Saturday Night Live paid homage to beleaguered Human Resources professionals across the nation by introducing us to "Claire from HR" during Weekend Update. Claire (played by Cecily Strong) arrives to provide a...more

Episode 24: EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum Part I: Employers' "Superstar Harassment" Problem

by Akerman LLP on

Amidst seemingly endless sexual harassment headlines, Matt Steinberg welcomes EEOC Commissioner, Chai Feldblum, to discuss the "Superstar Harasser" epidemic. The discussion will explore what companies can do to prevent and...more

Cam Newton’s Slip of the Tongue Is a Timely Lesson on Discrimination in the Workplace

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Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton got a swift lesson in workplace civility recently, and we can all learn from the experience. When sportswriter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton a question about the routes, or patterns,...more

Not Just Sticks and Stones: When Should Employers Step In?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Private employers can face competing obligations when it comes to responding to employees’ expressive conduct. Employee rights may collide with employer obligations to maintain a safe and harassment-free...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - Summer 2017 Update

by Fenwick & West LLP on

California Legislative and Agency Update - Read about the latest California cities to increase hourly minimum wages, newly expanded transgender protections, criminal background check limitations and other changes in...more

Gavel to Gavel: Protecting the workplace from harassment

by GableGotwals on

No employer wants to subject a business to liability for workplace harassment. Not only can a harassment judgment prove costly to the business’s bottom line, workplace harassment can cost businesses plenty in the areas of...more

That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, we wrote about the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints. This week, we continue to focus on the...more

Workplace Harassment 101

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

One lesson companies of all sizes can learn from the sexual harassment claims that Uber is facing is that an employer needs to set clear restrictions on harassment and make a conscious effort to hold employees accountable to...more

Another Form of Workplace Harassment

Harassment is a form of workplace discrimination. The most well-known is sexual harassment, which can consist of unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, but also includes conduct of a sexual nature which...more

3d Circuit Clarifies Standard in Workplace Harassment Cases

In a decision issued last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit clarified that a single comment may give rise to a claim of workplace harassment. In its decision, issued in Castleberry v. STI Group, the court...more

That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: A Checklist

by Zelle LLP on

Employers don’t want workplace harassment to occur, but when it does they want to know. Harassment affects morale, distracts from productive work, and can do real damage to its victims. It’s long settled that ignorance is...more

Trump, Tweeting, Safety, Harassment, Judgment and Will

by Fisher Phillips on

The President’s Tweeting dominated our discussions throughout June, with many people asking why does he Tweet? Was it a crafted strategy? A reasonable response to a biased media? A lack of Judgment? Emotional Outbursts?...more

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