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Category Archives: Workplace Harassment

Oct 05 2018

Thank you, NYS DOL!

By: Margaret Sheahan

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

In a recent posting, I chided the NYS Department of Labor for not providing employers definitive guidance on how to comply with new sexual harassment policy and prevention training obligations in time for October 9, 2018, a statutory deadline.  ... Read Article


Oct 02 2018

Get a move on, NYDOL!

By: Margaret Sheahan

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

A NYS statute enacted in April, 2018 requires employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees on an annual basis beginning October 9 of this year.  The training has to conform to DOL issued standards but they haven&rs... Read Article


Jun 20 2018

State Legislature fails to pass the “Largest Overhaul in Modern Connecticut History of Sexual Harassment Laws”

By: Maria Garcia-Quintner

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

In March 2018, my colleague Jessica Slippen addressed the Connecticut Legislature’s effort to overhaul the state sex harassment and sex assault laws, in response to the “me too”  and “times up” movements.  Stat... Read Article


Apr 19 2018

Maritime Law Could Provide Recovery for Workplace Harassment at Sea

By: Reese Mitchell

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

Working at sea is dangerous. It is an environment where injuries can occur in seconds. Because of this danger, individual seamen attached to a ship’s crew have access to specific legal remedies for injuries. These include maintenance, cure, and... Read Article


Mar 22 2018

The Times They Are A-Changin’: CT Lawmakers Propose Overhaul of State Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Laws

By: Jessica Slippen

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

There is no question that in the wake of the recent scandals in Hollywood and corporate America, as well as the evolution of the ‘me too’ movement, the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace has come to the forefro... Read Article


Feb 26 2018

Confidentiality Provisions in Sex Harassment Settlements

By: Margaret Sheahan

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

Since reports of hideous misbehavior by film producer Harvey Weinstein started dominating headlines last Fall, virtually every industry has been affected by the avalanche of attention currently given to sexual harassment in the workplace.  So... Read Article


Feb 16 2018

Parental Leave Policies: Mothers and Fathers Must Be Treated Equally

By: Jessica Slippen

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

As more and more women choose to continue their careers while raising children, and the increasing costs of living require dual income households, many employers now offer paid parental leave and flexible work arrangements.  This is a move that ... Read Article


Jan 09 2018

Timing Is Everything: EEOC Offers Guidance for Employers to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace

By: Jessica Slippen

Posted in: Workplace Harassment

The recent media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace has employers on edge.  Employers are responsible for providing their employees with a work environment that does not discriminate and is free of harassment.  When faced with ... Read Article


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