Employers should be aware of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, a 5-4 decision announced on Monday, May 21, 2018, by the U.S. Supreme Court.
With recent events in the news regarding sexual harassment in government, private employment and the entertainment industry, it is evident that sexual harassment can happen anywhere. Employers are obligated, under the law, to implement policies and procedures to prevent and remediate this type of behavior in the workplace. Employers often underestimate the importance of providing training to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace until they find themselves facing a jury.
Kotz Sangster’s employment law team can assist you with making sure your policies and procedures are up to date, comprehensive and compliant with legal requirements. We can also provide supervisory training which will help your company avoid liability by providing a defense to claims against management, improve the quality of the workplace and create a workplace free from harassment and discrimination.
Our employment law attorneys are available to discuss a review of your policies and procedures or to set up harassment/discrimination training for your managerial employees.