Employers in New York take note – New York state and New York City have passed new laws aimed at curbing sexual harassment through mandatory training. The requirements of the laws have differing effective dates and to help clarify, we have broken it down chronologically.
A number of state lawmakers are initiating legislation that will prohibit non-disclosure and mandatory arbitration agreements in sexual harassment and sex discrimination cases.
A provision in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act denies deductions for attorney’s fees and amounts paid in settlement of sexual harassment-related claims that are subject to a nondisclosure agreement.
The Fourth Circuit recently held that an employer is not liable for Title VII retaliation even though it terminated an employee for supposedly lying about the sexual harassment of two other employees.