Uncharted territory – New York’s Adult Survivors Act claims

Excerpted from a Seyfarth Shaw LLP Blog by Karen Y. Bitar For any company doing business in New York, this coming November 24 represents more than just Thanksgiving. It will also initiate a one-year period in which any person who claims to have suffered sexual abuse at any time in the past (so long as […]

What should we do in response to harassment & discrimination issues in the workplace?

Excerpted from The SHRM Blog by Andrew Botwin As a Human Resources leader for a couple decades, turned neutral workplace investigator and educator around sexual harassment and discrimination issues in the workplace, I have experienced first-hand the many practical challenges we all have around what we should do when we become aware of potential harassment […]

Why is there such a decrease in EEOC filings? Is this good?

Excerpted from Lexology by FisherBroyles LLP The EEOC just released its always-interesting yearly breakdown of charges filed and resolved. At the end of every fiscal year, which ends September 30th, the EEOC issues in a press release its “results” with respect to number of cases files and completed, the amount of money recovered for employees, […]

New York’s sexual harassment policies have global implications

Excerpted from a Proskauer blog by Michelle A. Gyves, Erika C. Collins and Vanessa P. Avello As previously reported, New York has significantly heightened employers’ responsibilities with regard to the implementation of anti-sexual harassment policies and training in the workplace. Some of the most notable changes New York employers have adjusted to include the adoption […]