The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may give rise to a sexually hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case is a reminder of the boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate workplace conduct.
Employers should prepare for the possibility that the Gadsden Flag, which shows the words "Don't Tread on Me" below a coiled rattlesnake, could be considered a racist symbol by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace has released its report after a 14-month study of workplace harassment. The report includes a toolkit of compliance assistance measures for employers.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed 5% more retaliation charges against private-sector employers in fiscal year 2015 than the year before, according to a new report.
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