Harassment in the Workplace
While it has been known that harassment based on a protected class is a violation of the law, harassment claims still top the list of charges filed with the EEOC and generates a lot of litigation. Employees are becoming savy about using the term “harassment.” But what does it really mean and when are you obligated to investigate? Are you conducting your investigation in the best way to put your company in the best posture in the event of litigation? What should your policy say?
- Understanding employer liability for quid pro quo harassment and hostile working environments
- Defining quid pro quo harassment
- Defining hostile working environment
- New EEOC approach to harassment claims
- Employer obligations when the alleged harasser is a customer
- Defining when an employee has engaged in protected activity
- New EEOC approach to retaliation claims
- Tips in conducting a proper investigation
- Proper documentation of an harassment investigation
Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile
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