sexual harassment

Workplace Sexual Harassment In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein

The news reports are everywhere recently.   Sexual harassment in the workplace is problem affecting every industry and employees of every level from CEOs to hourly employees.   The good news is that, with all of the recent media coverage, sexual harassment in the workplace has finally been exposed for the true problem that it is.   The [...]

Is there really zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace?

Many companies hand out sexual harassment policies to employees upon their hire which state the company has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment. The policy lists certain prohibited behaviors and encourages individuals to bring complaints of inappropriate behavior to upper management. However, is the company sexual harassment policy worth the paper it is written on? [...]

Employment Discrimination: Internal Workplace Investigations

Important information for employers and employees regarding internal workplace investigations Recent guidance from EEOC and NLRB suggests that it may be a violation of law telling employees to refrain from discussing internal investigations. The EEOC recently took issue with an employer who took the typical approach. In a letter to the employer, the EEOC stated: [...]

Workplace Retaliation: Five Answers to Common Questions

1. What is the difference between retaliation and unlawful retaliation? Many people are surprised to learn that every form of retaliation in the workplace is not actionable.  In its most general terms, unlawful retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in “legally protected activity” or “opposing unlawful conduct.”  While this language covers [...]

Employment Law Advice: Top Three Reasons You Should NOT Quit Your Job

In this difficult economy, with jobs as scarce as they are, most of us are relieved just to be employed.  But the fact is that sometimes even hard working people find themselves in unworkable employment situations.  Whatever the reason, whether it is a difficult supervisor, medical problems, discrimination in the workplace (employment discrimination), or some [...]