We all know this creepy guy.  In some offices, he bear hugs female co-workers.  In others, he serves as the office masseuse, casually massaging the shoulders of any seated woman he passes in a conference room.

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Category: Sexual Harassment,

We enter 2017 with a new President, a polarized electorate, an incomplete Supreme Court, and an increasingly isolated California. Against this dramatic backdrop, Glen Kraemer will examine the most important recent appellate decisions and legislation in the equal employment opportunity arena, while forecasting discrimination law trends that could dramatically impact our State in the new…

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Number 47: Same Sex Harassment Is Illegal It seemed like a simple enough issue.  In 1984, the Supreme Court found that sexual harassment — when it is severe or pervasive — can alter an employee’s ability to work and thus can impact the victim’s “terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.”  Title VII doesn’t actually use…

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Number 38:  The Supreme Court Defines “Supervisor” for Employer Liability In hostile environment harassment cases under Title VII, an employer’s liability for the conduct of its employees depends on whether a supervisor or an individual contributor commits the wrongful acts.  If a supervisor engages in the wrongful conduct, then in most cases the employer is…

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Category: EEO, Sexual Harassment,

Most employee handbooks are nearly identical to each other, regardless of the industry, workforce size or the jurisdictions in which business is conducted. Very little thought is given to the purpose behind these policies, how they impact and reflect your corporate culture and what they are designed to actually accomplish. At best, most companies slightly…

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