For some time now, and particularly since issuing the report on its Select Task Force’s Study of Harassment in the Workplace (you can review the report here), the EEOC has become increasingly active in pursuing harassment litigation. In addition, as we wrote about here, the EEOC reconvened its Task Force for a meeting entitled “Transforming #MeToo into Harassment-Free Workplaces.” Participants discussed the EEOC’s efforts in harassment prevention since the 2016 report was issued; and considered testimony from experts in the field who discussed issues including state legislative action in the area of sexual harassment prevention. Highlighting its continuing focus on harassment prevention, the EEOC announced it will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at its Washington D.C. headquarters, where witnesses will discuss the EEOC’s recommendations on active steps and best practices employers can take toward the goal of preventing harassment and creating a respectful workplace culture, which focuses on “leadership, accountability, policies, procedures, and training.” You can read more about the meeting, entitled: “Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment,” on the EEOC’s website here.
Finally, a quick note on resources available at the EEOC’s website: As it does quarterly, the EEOC recently issued its Digest of EEO Law, which includes EEOC decisions, as well as federal court cases, on topics relative to the EEOC’s work, and the Digest includes links to the full decisions. The Digest can be found here.
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