While the #MeToo movement has taken the United States by storm in recent years, it’s easy to forget that other countries are experiencing similar surges. Mexico is no exception. With the country’s close proximity to the United States and the existence of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), many large companies in a wide […]
Individuals who claim to have experienced sexual harassment typically file claims under Title VII and any state-specific acts that might apply such as the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). But those aren’t the only potential legal claims an individual can level against an employer (or former employer). In some instances, the alleged conduct supporting a […]
We are all too familiar with the #MeToo movement and the countless stories that are a reminder of the continuing prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. The movement has done much to bring to light the pervasiveness of previously unreported claims during the decades since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]
Sexual harassment policies need to be clear and complete, but the policy must then be followed by a strong and active training program.
While the initial anecdotal evidence was somewhat inconclusive about whether the #MeToo movement has created an atmosphere in which more victims of past sexual harassment or sexual assault are poised to come forward, the preliminary sexual harassment data for 2018 from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) now suggests that #MeToo is beginning to make […]
The following is an open letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces antidiscrimination laws, is getting serious about the #MeToo movement. Let’s take a look at a recent report from the agency.
Sexual harassment has been top of mind for most HR professionals as the #MeToo movement gained momentum over the past year. Employers, employees, and HR departments alike are striving to create safe workplaces for all, and they’re getting some help from state and local legislators. So far, more than 30 jurisdictions—including New York and even […]
This holiday season, with the #MeToo movement showing no signs of relenting, a new front has opened up in our 21st-century culture wars. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is an Academy Award-winning song that was popularized in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter. Per Wikipedia, at least eight versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” were released during […]
One year has passed since The New York Times and The New Yorker broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, yet television shows are still weaving #MeToo themes into their storylines. On November 1, 2018, NBC’s comedy series Will and Grace took up the serious topic in the subplot for an episode titled “Grace’s Secret.”