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Common Mistakes Employers Make in Handling Complaints of Sexual Harassment

On December 20, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner Other parts of this series have covered the proper affirmative steps to take to prepare for, investigate and respond to charges of sexual harassment. It is equally important to address the opposite set of concerns. What is it that employers commonly fail to do properly, or at […]

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7 Tips for Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations in the Workplace

On December 20, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By M. Christine Carty The drumbeat of press reports about sexual harassment in the workplace over the last few months has increased awareness among employees that workplace harassment is illegal and actionable, leading employers to brace for an anticipated increase in sexual harassment complaints. Employers can limit their liability exposure and […]

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When should a business consider terminating an employee accused of sexual harassment?

On December 20, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett Repeated reports of sexual misconduct by high-profile men have put sexual harassment issues in the public eye. New allegations seem to be surfacing daily. Some of the accused have admitted to their conduct, some have admitted to some but not all of the conduct, and some have […]

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PA Bill Would Ban Nondisclosure Agreements for Sexual Misconduct

On November 17, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett In response to a surge of sexual misconduct allegations throughout the country, Democratic state senators in Pennsylvania on Wednesday announced legislation that would ban agreements that hide the identity of persons accused of sexual assault or harassment. Senate Bill 999 takes aim at nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), in […]

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