Reminder: Sex Discrimination is NOT the Solution to Sexual Harassment

Reminder: Sex Discrimination is NOT the Solution to Sexual Harassment

A new article in Bloomberg details an unusual (to put it diplomatically) strategy that some male executives in the financial sector are using to avoid claims of sexual harassment: No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings. In fact, as a wealth… Continue reading Reminder: Sex Discrimination is NOT the Solution to Sexual Harassment

NJ Legislation to Expand Accommodations for Breastfeeding Employees Proposed

NJ Legislation to Expand Accommodations for Breastfeeding Employees Proposed

Earlier this year, New Jersey enacted a law to protect breastfeeding employees and require employers to provide certain accommodations to breastfeeding employees. Notably, this law required reasonable accommodations as a general matter but also noted that reasonable accommodation “shall include reasonable break time each day to the employee and a suitable room or other location with… Continue reading NJ Legislation to Expand Accommodations for Breastfeeding Employees Proposed

Latest Updates: Title VII and Gender Identity

Latest Updates: Title VII and Gender Identity

It’s been a busy month for those keeping an eye on one of the most pressing questions in employment law:  whether Title VII, which prohibits sex discrimination in employment, also inherently prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Last week, the US Department of Justice argued to the Supreme Court that workplace discrimination on… Continue reading Latest Updates: Title VII and Gender Identity

Have You Reviewed Your State’s Voting Leave Laws?

Have You Reviewed Your State’s Voting Leave Laws?

Today is Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, marking less than a full calendar week until the polls open across the country for the 2018 elections.  (This, of course, doesn’t include the many states that offer some form of early voting.)  And while “midterm” elections such as this year’s have historically seen lower turnout, a mix of… Continue reading Have You Reviewed Your State’s Voting Leave Laws?

Reminder: Religious Discrimination and Harassment Is Still A Serious Issue

Reminder: Religious Discrimination and Harassment Is Still A Serious Issue

When I get asked about non-discrimination and harassment prevention in the workplace, a significant proportion of these questions focus on race discrimination and sexual harassment.  Still, employers should be mindful of other protected characteristics under federal and state law, even if charges and lawsuits on those bases are, statistically speaking, less frequent than others. While… Continue reading Reminder: Religious Discrimination and Harassment Is Still A Serious Issue

Delaware Makes Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Mandatory for Employers

Delaware Makes Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Mandatory for Employers

Here at our Employment Discrimination blog, we’ve written about the intensifying focus on workplace sexual harassment, in light of the #MeToo movement, at the federal agency level.  Laws addressing workplace sexual harassment, however, aren’t the exclusive province of the federal government. Indeed, state and local governments have been quite active in addressing sexual harassment in… Continue reading Delaware Makes Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Mandatory for Employers