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.
Summary: In a landmark decision made on Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago became the first federal appellate court to extend protections afforded by the Civil Rights Act to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Summary: Religion is a staple in the lives of many of your workers, while others may be far less interested in spirituality. To appease believers and nonbelievers alike, employers should create an environment that enables employees to practice their beliefs without infringing on others.
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