Employment Issues Facing Theaters: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
7.31.17. panel discussion with Lawyers for the Creative Arts
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On September 26, 2016 Gary Glaser, a specialist in employment and labor law presented two workshops for League member companies. Those presentations can be downloaded here:
The information contained in this presentation is for informational purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute, and should not be relied upon as, legal advice or a solicitation for the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Inasmuch as labor and employment law is a dynamic field, often with varying results from state to state, you should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this material does not create an attorney-client relationship between Littler and the user. The information contained in this presentation is not a do-it-yourself guide to resolving employment disputes or handling employment litigation. Nonetheless, employers will find the information useful in generally understanding the issues raised and their legal context.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect employees and job applicants against employment discrimination when it involves:
– Unfair treatment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
– Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in the workplace, because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
– Denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that the employee needs because of religious beliefs or disability.
– Retaliation because the employee complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
The EEOC provides a number of resources for employers on:
The Laws Enforced by EEOC
Types of Discrimination
Resolving a Charge
Other Employment Issues