This massive settlement illustrates the depth of issues a business can face when it allows discrimination and harassment to exist in its organization.
Last week the Illinois General Assembly approved legislation that would require all employers in that state to conduct mandatory sexual harassment training. If signed into law by Illinois Governor Pritzker, this law would take effect on July 1, 2020 and would be the most comprehensive of its kind in the country. Given the substantial implications […]
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 […]