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.
Federal jury finds that an employer that knew of workplace harassment being carried out by a customer, yet failed to adequately act to prevent further harassment by the customer, is responsible for creating a hostile working environment under Title VII.
California employers need to engage in a prompt and thorough review of their employment policies and procedures in light of dramatic changes in state law that took effect on April 1, 2016.