The prevention of workplace harassment has evolved in recent years from liability avoidance to cultural improvement and incident prevention. In order to facilitate cultural change, it is necessary to offer the workforce an education program that goes far beyond what is required for legal compliance. The issue of harassment has evolved from the pure legal […]
Beginning January 1, 2021, an amendment to the California Code of Regulations section on prevention of harassment and discrimination (2 CCR § 11023 et seq) will take effect.
Legislative Update: California Extends Time Period for Implementing Harassment Training for All Employees
On Friday, August 30, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsome signed into law SB 778, which amends the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
For years a symbol of sex and male fantasy, the empire built by executives at lingerie powerhouse Victoria’s Secret has always carried a certain mystique in the popular culture lexicon. But as changing views of women’s bodies and enhanced scrutiny on the objectification of females both inside and out of the workplace are commonplace, the […]
As of January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers are required to provide sexual harassment training to nearly every person working in the state. When the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) was amended in 2019 to create this requirement, the language in the statute left some questions unanswered.
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On Friday, August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed SB 75 into law.
For years, Under Armour allowed its employees, managers, supervisors and even its CEO to expense lunch buffet and happy hour visits to a variety of Gentlemen’s Clubs as part of its corporate policy. Under the former policy, Under Armour employees were encouraged to take clients, colleagues and sponsored athletes to strip clubs to relax and […]
On August 29, 2018 Delaware became the latest state to enact legislation requiring employers to train employees on the prevention of sexual harassment when Governor John Carney signed SB 360 into law. Like California’s AB1825, SB 360 requires larger employers (those employing over 50 employees) to provide training on the prevention of sexual harassment. This […]
In April 2018 New York State and New York City enacted sweeping changes to sexual harassment laws in New York. The changes were enacted in response to the #MeToo movement and came with a variety of questions for employers throughout the state. New York State employers with 15 or more employees required to train all employees. […]