Insight of the Month: December
LGBTQ+ Protections, Virtual Harassment, and Social Media Posts:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published draft enforcement guidance regarding workplace harassment, entitled Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace. The proposed guidance sets forth the legal standards applicable to harassment claims under federal law and provides a variety of examples with extensive citations to applicable case law. If made final, this would be the EEOC’s first updated workplace harassment guidance in effect since 1999 and would supersede all prior guidelines addressing the same issues.