New Harassment Guidance Issued by EEOC – Importance of Training Highlighted

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance last month outlining their “expectation that employers be proactive in eliminating workplace harassment”. The National Law Review reports that the Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment includes five core principles that the the EEOC says have shown proven effectiveness in preventing and addressing harassment. These principles include “strong and comprehensive harassment policies”, and “regular, interactive training tailored to the audience and organization”.

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