In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Congress has enacted legislation to assist people who pursue individual and class-action lawsuits in their ability to litigate disputes of sexual assault and sexual harassment. After President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 into law, Congress passed the Speak […]
Congress recently passed HR 4445, the Ending of Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which prohibits the enforcement of mandatory arbitration or joint class action waivers in cases of alleged sexual assault or sexual harassment. Upon President Biden’s signature on March 3, 2022, the law took effect immediately. The legislation […]
Viewed as a risk mitigation tool, arbitration clauses are included in employment contracts and policies to route employer/employee disputes to a private forum and outside of the courthouse. Employers are attracted to such clauses because they are believed to be cost-effective and a confidential resolution of claims. As part of the #MeToo movement, however, such […]
It wasn’t all that long ago when the #MeToo movement took the world (and employers in particular) by storm. The COVID-19 pandemic has since caused management officials to shift their focus, but preventing harassment on the job is as important now as it has ever been. Are you prepared to shut it down or at […]
The National Football League (NFL) recently levied a $10 million fine against the Washington Football Team (WFT) for fostering a workplace culture loaded with sexual harassment, bullying, and intimidation. The fine, imposed at the end of a months-long investigation, is one of the harshest penalties the league has ever assessed. The money will be used […]
On August 3, 2021, New York State Attorney General (AG) Letitia James released a 165-page tome documenting—in excruciating and embarrassing detail—how Governor Andrew Cuomo allegedly sexually harassed 11 women and condoned a toxic, misogynistic, and abusive work environment permeated by fears of retaliation. If that wasn’t enough news for the day, Governor Cuomo released his […]
Long before Veronica Calderon held a job with the words “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “equity” (DI&E) in the title, those concepts were part of her nature. She says she’s long been one “to champion the causes of the underdog and disenfranchised.”
The question has often been asked: What impact did the #MeToo movement have on sexual harassment in the workplace? Recent research found that while many believe there has been a positive impact, there has been some disagreement about to what degree.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are experiencing history in the making. For the first time in “EntertainHR” history, the same author is doing a post on the same episode of the same show. However, there is a slightly different issue here.
Two years ago, sexual misconduct allegations against (in)famous movie producer Harvey Weinstein were followed in quick succession by similar accusations against other high-profile men alleging acts ranging from lewd texting to forcible rape. Lurid stories of sexual harassment (or worse) in the workplace were broadcast over social media and filled the news.