Retaliation was the most frequently alleged claim in charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year 2020.
Google's parent company has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a group of shareholders. The lawsuit claimed that male executives who had been credibly accused of sexually harassing female employees were improperly awarded multi-million-dollar severance packages.
Effective May 20, 2020, the "Protect Our Voices Act" will prohibit private employers in New Mexico from requiring an employee to sign a nondisclosure provision of a settlement agreement relating to claims of sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation.
The EEOC has released FY 2019 claims data showing a decrease in overall workplace discrimination charges compared to FY 2018 data.
This EEOC case involved a male employee's claims that his female manager at Chipotle harassed him on numerous occasions. Men bring about 16% of the sexual harassment charges filed with the agency.
The McDonald's Corporation board of directors fired the company's CEO after concluding that he had violated a company policy prohibiting managers from engaging in relationships with employees.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed several employment laws expanding employee rights, including strengthening protections for sexual harassment victims.
Illinois has enacted broad legislation that will significantly impact employment practices, including nondisclosure agreements, sexual harassment training, leave for domestic violence victims and workplace safety.
Connecticut employers will soon face greatly expanded anti-sexual harassment training requirements under an amendment to state law that Gov. Ned Lamont signed.
A first-of-its-kind state law mandates that most New Jersey hotels provide wearable panic buttons that their workers can press in case of an emergency.
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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