Sexual Harassment Prevention 101

It has been quite a year in employment law!

The exposure and explosive aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal opened the floodgates for sexual harassment claims, which rippled across industries and workplaces with employers reevaluating their policies and committing to end such treatment. However, we see that confusion remains about what actually constitutes unlawful […]

“Too Butch”— Sex Stereotyping

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

While discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is still not expressly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits sex discrimination, (although the issue is currently before the courts) discrimination on the basis of gender stereotypes is proscribed. By the […]

No Touching In The Workplace!  (Anywhere?) 

I just posted the third, and last, workplace sexual harassment dialogue with my employment partner, Amy Epstein Gluck (“AEG”) in Above The Law.

Amy has helpfully guided me to a deeper and more thorough understanding of this issue – as it appears to women.  In the dialogue, Amy clarified and expanded upon my original “9 tips”  […]

Setting the Record Straight on (Sexual) Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

People are confused!

From Uber to a well-known jewelry chain, ad agencies and TV hosts, from Harvey Weinstein to restaurant employees, I hear more and more that there is confusion about what actually constitutes sexual harassment or racial harassment or age-based harassment, etc.—let’s call it unlawful harassment.

Recently, the spouse of one of my […]

Entire US Senate Reads Our Blog! Decides Unanimously To Require Sexual Harassment Training!

We wish to thank the entire United States Senate for reading our blog!

We blog, loudly and often, that employers must require such training for both managers and employees.  And the Senate had to have been reading our blog – what else can explain that they “passed a resolution Thursday mandating sexual harassment prevention training for […]

Can Men And Women Be Friends At Work?

Last week I posted a dialogue in Above The Law in the form of commentary by my partner, Amy Epstein Gluck, on my earlier ATL article which provided 9 tips on how not to be a workplace sexual harasser.  Part II was just published in ATL.

“Lest you think she wades into this unqualified, Amy Epstein […]

what can an employer do to avoid sexual harassment claims?

I’ve written many times, here and in Above The Law, that “I am always surprised that some people think that workplace sexual harassment occurs only in certain types of businesses or workplaces.  But we know that workplace sexual harassment can happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone – there is no exempt place or person.”

You are […]

“Mark of the Devil” Reappears  

Not long ago I reported about a case that may soon be heard by the Supreme Court: a religious discrimination suit brought by the EEOC against a Pennsylvania coal company for refusing to accommodate (and forcing to retire) an Evangelical Christian who had been an employee for 35 years.

Initially I wondered – an employee for […]

Workplace Harassment: How A Woman Sees It

My latest Above The Law article is a sort of dialogue between my employment partner, Amy Epstein Gluck, and me — in the form of a critique by Amy of my last ATL post which provided nine tips on how not to be a workplace sexual harasser.

I wrote that:

“Last week, ‘I waded with trepidation’ into […]