Sexual Harassment

THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF RUMORS AND GOSSIP IN THE WORKPLACE

Everyone can picture it: a group of co-workers are gathered around the water cooler, discussing the terrible ending to the HBO show Game of Thrones when one person suddenly changes the topic with the attention catching phrase – “Did you hear about Jane?” At this point, the person drops a juicy, although unverified, tidbit about […]

MANY MANAGERS NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS

A recent study revealed why companies are failing to deal with workplace harassment — managers and supervisors are not adequately equipped to handle the complaints. An estimated 70% of all complaints of harassment, bias, discrimination, and bullying are made to managers rather than HR. For that reason, supervisor training is important to curtailing discrimination and […]

DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND GAMING CONTROL BOARD TO COLLECT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION POLICIES FROM LICENSEES

As we advised earlier this month, Governor Sisolak signed an Executive Order shortly after taking the oath of office creating the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy. The eleven member task force is charged with reviewing sexual harassment policies and procedures from state agencies and reporting on its findings. It is clear […]

GOVERNOR CREATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT TASK FORCE

Governor Steve Sisolak was sworn in as Nevada’s 30th Governor on January 7, 2019. As his first official act as Governor, Sisolak signed an executive order establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law and Policy. “There is no place for workforce sexual harassment or discrimination in Nevada, period. And if we […]

FEWER HOLIDAY PARTIES IN 2018 – WHY?

Fewer Holiday Parties Due In Part to #MeToo, Study Finds According to a recent study, only 65% of companies intend to throw a holiday party this year. These numbers haven’t been this low since we were in the midst of the Great Recession, when only 62% of companies planned to hold a holiday party for […]

WHERE ARE WE? ONE YEAR OF #METOO

It’s been one year since workplace sexual harassment started making headlines. Of course, #MeToo has been around much longer (originating in 2006), but the Harvey Weinstein allegations (as well as those against other public figures) turned #MeToo into a national movement. This national movement has resulted in increased attention on sexual harassment both by employers, […]

GAMING CONTROL BOARD LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES

Review NAE’s Sexual Harassment Policy Checklist below. You may have noticed that sexual harassment has been in the news lately. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) certainly has. On March 1, Becky Harris, Chairwoman for the NGCB, issued a Notice to Licensees regarding anticipated regulations or minimum control standards for policies, procedures, and training related to sexual […]

EEOC RELEASES 2017 ENFORCEMENT DATA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2017, which ended September 30, 2017. In 2017, the EEOC received 84,254 workplace discrimination charges and secured $398 million from private employers and state and local government employers through voluntary resolutions and litigation. The breakdown of charges received is as follows: […]

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