EEOC Proposes Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance to Protect Workers

The EEOC first released a proposed guidance on workplace harassment for public comment in 2017, but it was not finalized. The updated proposed guidance reflects notable changes in law, including the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, the #MeToo movement, and emerging issues, such as virtual or online harassment.

The proposed guidance reinforces employer liability applicable to harassment claims and the regulations you must adhere to.

Observation / Insight:

This updated guidance emphasizes the focus on workplace harassment complaints which is ever increasing due to publicity, social media, and word of mouth.  It is common for employees who are not happy to simply sue their employer. The risk is real, and the financial penalties, damages, and burden to your business can be significant, at times enough to put you out of business. TAHR Services has the subject matter experts to evaluate your situation and advise you in the handling of complaints with improved HR programs, processes, and training.  You can also outsource your investigation needs to us for effective, timely, and unbiased third-party perspective and fact finding.  To learn how we can help protect your business schedule a free discovery session today.

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