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Sexual Rumors as Actionable Harassment

  • By Steve Meilleur
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  • Jul 29, 2019

Summary: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit all harassing conduct. Rather, the harassing conduct must be “because of” sex. A recent decision by a federal appeals court provides employers with an opportunity to reflect on the difficulty of handling sexual rumors in the workplace, particularly in the context of differing judicial interpretations on what conduct is “because of” sex.
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Topics: Title VII, Sexual Harassment, Harassment

Behaviors in the Workplace that Could Lead to a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • Jan 02, 2018

Summary: The ever-increasing amount of sexual harassment scandals in the news has led to many in the workplace wondering about their behaviors. Can I still give a colleague a congratulatory hug? What about a compliment?
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Topics: Sexual Harassment, Harassment, EEOC

California Employers: Big Changes in Employment Laws

  • By Steve Meilleur
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  • Jan 02, 2018

Summary: There are a number of changes for California employers of all sizes in employment and labor law, as well as human resources compliance. Employers should review these new obligations, set a plan for compliance, and prepare for enforcement of these new requirements.
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Topics: Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, New Parent Leave Act, Immigration Worker Protection Act, Hiring, Harassment, Gender Discrimination, California, Ban the Box