The Times They Are A-Changin’: CT Lawmakers Propose Overhaul Of State Sexual Harassment And Sexual Assault Laws

There is no question that in the wake of the recent scandals in Hollywood and corporate America, as well as the evolution of the ‘me too’ movement, the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace has come to the forefront of American politics.  Lawmakers on both sides of the...

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Confidentiality Provisions In Sex Harassment Settlements

Since reports of hideous misbehavior by film producer Harvey Weinstein started dominating headlines last Fall, virtually every industry has been affected by the avalanche of attention currently given to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Some legislative proposals would ban confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements entered with sexual harassment accusers...

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Parental Leave Policies: Mothers And Fathers Must Be Treated Equally

As more and more women choose to continue their careers while raising children, and the increasing costs of living require dual income households, many employers now offer paid parental leave and flexible work arrangements.  This is a move that should be celebrated by employees and employers alike.  However, in drafting parental leave...

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Timing Is Everything: EEOC Offers Guidance For Employers To Prevent Harassment In The Workplace

The recent media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace has employers on edge.  Employers are responsible for providing their employees with a work environment that does not discriminate and is free of harassment.  When faced with an allegation of harassment, employers often question whether they did enough to prevent the harassment. ...

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