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If Your Workplace Has “No bra Thursday,” It’s Time For Some Harassment Training

According to the Salt Lake Tribune , a Utah woman has sued her former employer, claiming she was sexually harassed at work. The allegations, according to her federal lawsuit, are outrageous: Her supervisor provided a written work schedule that included "Mini-skirt Monday," "Tube...

Sexual Harassment Investigations

by Jami K. Suver Your policies look good on paper, but are you prepared to conduct an effective investigation of workplace sexual harassment? When you receive a complaint of harassment, you need to quickly commence and complete an investigation. Of course, your approach and the questions you ask will...

A Lesson in How Not to Respond to a Harassment Complaint

Diana Retuerto worked in the office of Berea Moving & Storage. She claimed that the company’s owner, Willard Melton, made “verbal advances” towards her, including comments about dreams he was having about her, her physical appearance, and questions about her makeup and hair. Over...

The Other Side of the Coin on the Appropriate Response to Harassment

Last week I discussed the importance of a timely and effective remedial response by an employer to an employee’s harassment complaint. Today, I examine the other side of the coin—what happens when an employer does not take proactive steps to eliminate harassment from the workplace. The...

Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention

For the first time in three semesters of teaching employment law at Penn State, I am cancelling class on Thursday. As a result, I recorded a video to address some of the issues we would have covered that day. Here's Intro to Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention: Intro to Workplace Sexual Harassment...