Effective July 1, Chicago is amending its sexual harassment ordinance to expand the definition of sexual harassment and to require employers to develop written policies, provide training and keep records to demonstrate compliance.
President Biden has signed a landmark law that eliminates the use of mandatory arbitration clauses by employers in cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses by employers in cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
A pair of costly settlements in the hospitality industry - one for $1 million, and the other for $690,000 - highlight the risks to employers that fail to take proactive steps to prevent and correct sexual harassment.
Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson called the use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment "unfair" in a lively session, while SHRM Chief of Staff Emily Dickens wondered instead about improving the arbitration process.
Activision Blizzard will pay $18 million and take other actions to settle sexual discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.
A recent survey on workplace harassment found that more than one-third of the 822 employees surveyed had left a job over unresolved harassment issues.
Two bills that take effect on September 1 significantly expand the reach of Texas's sexual harassment laws.
In a recent case, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed a more expansive view of the type of conduct that can constitute same-sex sexual harassment under Title VII.
McDonald's will require two million employees at its 39,000 restaurants to undergo anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training, beginning January 1, 2022.
News: HR guidance on preventing and responding to workplace harassment, including instituting a policy, providing training to employees and supervisors, and immediately investigating harassment complaints.
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