Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

Employment Law –  EEOC invites public to comment on regulations aimed at clarifying what it means to be a “model employer” , Fourth circuit holds employer liable for third-party racial and sexual harassment and more.

EEOC Invites Public to Comment on Regulations Aimed at Clarifying what it Means to be a “Model Employer” of Individuals with Disabilities by Erin Horton Published on jdsupra 

The EEOC recently invited public input on potential revisions to the regulations implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, which governs the federal government’s employment of individuals with disabilities… [ Read More ]      

Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third-Party Racial and Sexual Harassment by Katherine Goetzl Published on jdsupra

In its first published opinion on the topic, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled last month in Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp. that an employer is liable for harassment by a third party when the employer knows or reasonably should have known about the harassment and fails to take prompt, remedial action reasonably calculated to end the harassment… [ Read More

     

Harassment-free workplace: Potential harassers not limited to employees by Charlie Plumb Published on jdsupra 

 Employers are well aware of their obligation to act promptly to stop harassment or discriminatory behavior in the workplace when it is committed by employees. But this obligation can be more extensive… [ Read More ]

   

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