New Jersey’s governor suggested an overhaul of the state’s anti-discrimination law. As part of the overhaul, New Jersey would require biannual harassment training.
On August 12, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that greatly expands protections for employees and impacts the New York sexual harassment training prevention law going forward.
With the passage of Senate Bill 75 and near guaranteed assurance that Governor Pritzker will sign the bill into law, Illinois has just outdone New York and California in creating the most comprehensive sexual harassment training requirement in the country. Senate Bill 75 would require employers to provide annual sexual harassment training prevention to all […]
As of April 15, 2019, twenty-seven states either have: a. a legislative requirement that some employees receive training on the prevention of unlawful harassment in the workplace or b. proclaimed an administrative or legislative recommendation that harassment training take place among some portion of the jurisdiction’s workforce. New York, California, Connecticut, Maine, Delaware – and […]
Harassment training costs money, both in employee time and actual dollars spent. Because of the significant resources that must be expended to train a workforce on the prevention of workplace harassment employers are understandably looking for the most “bang for the buck” on their investment. While efficiency in training is absolutely critical, there comes a […]
Most employers with a connection to New York City are aware that the City (as well as New York State) enacted legislation requiring mandatory, annual sexual harassment training covering nearly all employers (and employees) in the City and State. For the past several months employers have been left scrambling to draw inferences from the subtle […]
Few areas of harassment training draw more confusion than cases involving third parties. Employers are left wondering what they can, and should, be doing to protect their employees from harassment that originates via contact with those outside the organization. Hewitt vs. BS Transportation, a recent case decided in the United States District Court for the […]
A timeline of 2018 harassment incidents read like a “who’s who” of American celebrities and executives. What began in mid-2017 as a social media movement to point out incidents of harassment in the workplace became an everyday occurrence this past year. As #MeToo enters its third calendar year, let’s look at developments in the area […]
As the United States continues to grapple with how to best respond to the spate of complaints and press about workplace harassment, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) further explores new avenues to addressing this concern. In 2016, the EEOC published its “Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace,” a […]
Those of us that have an interest in the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charge and litigation statistics eagerly await the release of new data toward the beginning of each calendar year. Perhaps never has a fiscal year’s statistics been more eagerly anticipated than that of fiscal 2018. As you are undoubtedly aware, […]