Workplace Harassment & Discrimination in the News

With the recent string of high-profile stories in the news about employees suing their employers for alleged sexual harassment in their workplace, it is critical that employers maintain environments that are free from all forms of discrimination in the workplace

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ADA in Focus: Guidance and Enforcement

While the EEOC’s latest report on the Status of Workers with Disabilities in the Federal Sector highlights how technology has been helpful in supporting disabled workers, they’ve also recently released a technical document warning employers of how technology—particularly AI used in hiring and assessment—can actually discriminate against workers with disabilities.

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City of Chicago Expands Sexual Harassment Training and Other Obligations

On April 27, 2022, the Chicago City Council passed an amendment by the Commission on Human Relations and Mayor Lori Lightfoot to the city’s sexual harassment laws to make them stronger and promote a safer workplace environment.

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House of Representatives Passes Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Natural Hair

Section 6 of the CROWN Act, on employment, prohibits employers (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations or joint-labor management committees) from discriminating against individuals, by refusing or failing to hire them, or discharging them...

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Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

Employers must provide their employees with a work environment free from workplace discrimination, including workplace harassment. In addition to the obvious moral imperative to treat employees fairly, federal law prohibits workplace discrimination.

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New Texas Sexual Harassment Compliance Obligations

On September 1, 2021, Texas significantly expanded employer obligations under state sexual harassment laws by enacting two new laws: HB

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President Biden Issues Executive Order to Combat Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity

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Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Now Pending in New Jersey Legislature

As of December 2020, bills require sexual harassment training and other steps to combat workplace discrimination and harassment are pending

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DC Requires Sexual Harassment Training for All Employees of Businesses with Tipped Workers

Businesses that employ tipped workers in DC are required to provide sexual harassment training to employees. The District of Columbia

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Connecticut Extends Deadline for Sexual Harassment Training

Update: The deadline has been extended until April 19, 2021. See Executive Order 10-A, Jan. 26, 2021; CHRO website. Sexual Harassment Training Deadline:

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Washington Sexual Harassment Training Required for Hotel, Retail, Security, and Property Services Employees Who Work Alone

In 2019, Washington State’s legislature passed legislation (SB5258) requiring hospitality employers to provide sexual harassment training to employees who work

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