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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

California Sexual Harassment Training Update

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • Jan 07, 2019

Summary: Starting January 1, 2019, California will now require employers with five or more employees to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of sexual harassment training to all nonsupervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a position.
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Topics: Sexual Harassment, California