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Category: Sexual Orientation

The Federal Arbitration Act Takes the Bite Out of the Empire State’s Sexual Harassment Law

This just in: Employers in New York State can still compel arbitration of sexual harassment claims under certain circumstances.  This is great news for employers.  In Latif v. Morgan Stanley Co. LLC, a case out …

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Brody and Associates to Speak at Westport Library!

Brody and Associates, LLC is excited to announce Bob Brody and Kate Bogard will be speaking on the Employer Minefield in the #MeToo Era on September 4, 2019 at the newly transformed Westport, Connecticut library. …

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Anti-Harassment Laws in New York Are Getting Stricter

New York State continues to lead the charge in enacting expansive discrimination protections for employees.  In its latest move, the State passed a law which the Governor signed extending broad anti-harassment protections to employees of …

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More Than Baby Back Ribs: Chili’s Allegedly Serves Up Sexual Harassment in Colorado

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to aggressively file sexual harassment cases across the country.  Recently, the EEOC filed a federal lawsuit against a Chili’s restaurant in Colorado on behalf of several female servers …

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Retaliation Still Rocking First Place for EEOC Charges Filed

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watchdog for employment discrimination claims, released their long awaited charge statistics for fiscal year 2018.  As we have written the last three years, retaliation claims continue to …

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Wait, What? Employees Outside of New York City and New York State Must Receive Sexual Harassment Training Under New York’s New Laws

Employers in New York City may be thinking the new City and State sexual harassment training requirements are no big deal.  You may be thinking: “We just conduct additional training for our New York City …

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Connecticut Passed a New Sexual Harassment Law – Here’s What You Need to Know About it

Late last week, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into effect a law that will change the sexual harassment training and posting requirements for businesses across the state.  For years, the law has required Connecticut employers …

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Federal Bill Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Passes in the House

On Friday, May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, public accommodations, housing and more.  Called the “Equality Act …

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Title VII Discrimination Claims Can Go Straight to Federal Court Rules Supreme Court

On Monday, June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act even if they are not first brought to the U.S. Equal …

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