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New York Expands Workplace Sexual Harassment Protections

New York Expands Workplace Sexual Harassment Protections

In June 2019, the New York legislature passed a first-of-its-kind law that radically expanded protections for individuals who suffer harassment at work. Prior to the passage of the law, an employee suing for sexual harassment in New York had to demonstrate that the harassment was “severe or pervasive.” The new law eliminates this standard—now virtually any sex-based harassment can form the basis for a claim of discrimination against an employer, as long as the harassment is more than a petty…

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California Law Requiring Anti-Bullying Training in the Workplace Goes Into Effect in the New Year

California Law Requiring Anti-Bullying Training in the Workplace Goes Into Effect in the New Year

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits harassment in the workplace, but only when the harassment is based on a protected characteristic, such as race or gender. But what if someone torments you because they don’t like your personality? Or you have a boss who constantly screams at you and everyone else in the office? This type of bullying behavior is unfortunately not uncommon in the workplace. But there’s no federal law that makes it illegal or…

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