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Microsoft says it takes sexual harrassment seriously

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, March 23, 2018

From July 2016 to June 2017, Microsoft’s chief people officer said that the company received 83 complaints of sexual harassment in the United States. Furthermore, she claimed that nearly half were found to be partially or fully supported following an investigation. The memo was believed to be an effort to show people in New York… Read more »

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How to handle employee relationships

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, February 23, 2018

It isn’t uncommon for employees from the same company to begin romantic relationships with each other. However, employers in New York and around the country are taking steps to ensure that the business is protected if the relationship goes bad. For instance, some companies are asking employees to sign documents saying that each party consented… Read more »

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How employers should deal with workplace harassment

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, February 19, 2018

Companies in New York can take steps to protect themselves against harassment suits by strengthening their anti-harassment policies in a number of ways. For example, a policy should clearly state that reports can be made not just by people who are harassed but by those who witness harassment as well. Furthermore, employees should understand that… Read more »

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How employers can approach sexual harassment issues

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Some New York employers might have an issue with sexual harassment in the workplace and not realize it. According to the results of one survey conducted by CareerBuilder, almost three-fourths of people who are sexually harassed at work never report it. This failure to report harassment can ultimately hurt the employer. A pattern of misconduct… Read more »

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Poll finds disagreement on sexual harassment definition

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace has become a major issue with film producer Harvey Weinstein facing allegations and a “me too” hashtag on social media in which people recount their own experiences with being sexually harassed. Among employees, there could be disagreement about what constitutes sexual harassment, and this could lead to problems for New… Read more »

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Exec producer of “The Flash” fired for sexual harassment

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, December 7, 2017

New Yorkers are likely aware of the numerous powerful men who have recently been accused of sexual harassment. According to reports, Andrew Kreisberg, the executive producer of such shows as “The Flash” and “Arrow,” has been terminated from his job by Warner Bros. Entertainment after the company’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations that were lodged… Read more »

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How companies can best respond to sexual harassment claims

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, December 4, 2017

How New York employers and others throughout the country handle sexual assault allegations could play a role in how the case proceeds. Companies that take such complaints seriously may limit their liability as well as the potential for backlash against the brand. The first step that a company may want to take is to hire… Read more »

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Court sides with employer in Title VII retaliation case

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees in New York and around the country from employers’ retaliatory acts after reporting violations, like sexual harassment. An employer, however, must intend that actions punish someone for lawful conduct before suffering liability for retaliation. In a recent 4th Circuit case, the Court held that to hold… Read more »

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How employers reduce the odds of a lawsuit

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, September 25, 2017

Sexual harassment lawsuits may cost New York employers a lot of money. They may also act to tarnish a company’s brand. Therefore, it is critical for employers to take steps to prevent such lawsuits from occurring. In some cases, it may be as easy as updating corporate policy related to sexual harassment in the workplace…. Read more »

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