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Another Way Sexual Harassment Is Pernicious | #YCDEthics

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We shouldn’t mince words: sexual harassment is morally repugnant. I wish that’s all we had to say to make it end. However, in life, there are times when what is morally right doesn’t win out and people behave wrongly,...more

Younger Generations in the Workforce Are Making Discrimination & Sexual Harassment a Board Issue | #YCDEthics

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If eliminating sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace is not already on the list of board action items, our two youngest generations of employees plan to put it there – and quickly....more

Don’t Call It A Comeback: The “Return” Of Workplace Civility Rules

by Fisher Phillips on

Dear Susan, I have to tell you about a situation that has been occurring between John and myself. But it’s not what you think! Well, maybe it is. I don’t know. I’m hoping that, as our supervisor, you can help me. To put it...more

NYC Council to Consider Series of Bills Aimed at Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

The New York City Council will consider a series of bills aimed at preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment, both in the private sector and in city agencies. The eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual...more

People Are the Cause, and the Solution, to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace | #YCDEthics

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Sexual harassment is not a new issue. However, awareness of, and tolerance for it has evolved in recent years. What’s different now is that we have reached a tipping point – a reckoning, if you will – for organizations and...more

Directors Need to Step Outside the Boardroom on the Issue of Sexual Harassment

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As we’ve highlighted in our ongoing You Can’t Delegate Ethics campaign, sexual harassment is not a compliance issue, it is an abuse of power issue. It can also be a neglect of power issue. It’s what happens when good people...more

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

With harassment in the workplace being at the top of the hot topics list lately, we thought we would remind everyone of some tips for preventing harassment in the workplace. As Pat Collins recently told NJ Business Magazine,...more

News Now: Your One Minute Legal Insight (Embryos, Marijuana, TABOR, and More)

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As always, there are a lot of topics to cover in this edition of News Now. Here are your highlights...more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 2.

by Fisher Phillips on

We’ve separated Saturday’s Weekly Roundup into two posts for more easy consumption. This section includes comments from two nationally recognized professionals in our industry who commented on safety, employment law, and...more

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

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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

Client Alert: 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

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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

Client Alert: 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

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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

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