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Employee’s Claim of Racist Talk at Work Proceeds to Jury

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee’s claim of racist talk in the workplace should not be dismissed, but rather should proceed to jury. The employee’s lawsuit alleges that her co-workers would say offensive things about African Americans. Such comments included referring to African American men as “lazy” and the “scum of Read More

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Nevada Governor Orders Task Force on Sexual Harassment

Nevada’s new governor has signed an executive order for a task force on sexual harassment.The task force will review federal and state sexual harassment laws, regulations, and policies, as well as prevention plans and the training in place now. The task force will offer recommendations to the Governor to improve prevention plans and training procedures, Read More

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Many States Implementing New Sexual Harassment Laws in 2019

In an ongoing response to the #MeToo movement, many states are implementing new laws in 2019 to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In California, the use of confidential settlements in sexual abuse and harassment cases will become a thing of the past. Settlements will now be required to identify the accused harasser. California is Read More

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Hollywood Unions Band Together to Combat Sexual Harassment

A number of Hollywood unions have joined together in a pledge to combat sexual harassment. Those unions included SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, the Directors Guild of America, the Writes Guild of America East, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. These unions have pledged to share contract language, training resources, codes of conduct, and best Read More

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Impact of the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement has made a significant impact on workplace harassment laws. Not only are federal, state and local governments working to improve workplace cultures so that sexual harassers are exposed and victims feel more comfortable speaking up, but so are major, well-known companies doing the same. For example, the #MeToo movement has brought a Read More

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