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Category: Sexual Orientation

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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NYC Employers Take Notice: NYC Consumer Affairs Changes Name as it Launches a Worker Rights Campaign

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has changed its name to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).  Simultaneously, the DCWP launched the “We Fight for Every Worker in NYC” campaign to encourage NYC …

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Is A Rumor A Woman Slept Her Way to the Top Sex Discrimination?

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled spreading rumors that a woman slept her way to the top is sex discrimination.  The Fourth Circuit includes federal courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, …

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